Serves: 6

This rustic cherry galette recipe is an elegant dessert but oh so easy to make.


For the crust

  • 210g all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • 110g unsalted European butter, chilled and cubed

For the filling

  • 570g fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean,
  • split and scraped, pod reserved for another use
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • Heavy cream, chilled, for serving


1To make the crust: In a food processor or large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and fine sea salt. Add the lemon zest and cubed butter and pulse, or use your hands to press together until pea-size pieces form. Add 3 to 5 tablespoons [45 to 80 ml] of ice water and mix just until a dough forms. Gather into a ball and wrap in plastic or reusable beeswax wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.

2To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine the cherries,2 tablespoons of the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, vanilla, and fine sea salt. Toss to combine.

3Preheat the oven to 200°C

4On a lightly floured piece of parchment paper, roll out the dough into a 15-inch [38 cm] circle. Slide the parchment onto a large rimmed baking sheet and use a pastry brush to brush the dough with the beaten egg (reserving some egg to finish). Mound the prepared cherry filling in the centre of the dough, leaving a 2in to 3in [5cm to 7.5cm] border. Gently fold the edges of the dough up and over most of the fruit, pressing the folds gently to seal.

5Brush the folded edges of the galette with the remaining beaten egg. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar and flaky sea salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 180°C and continue baking until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly and nearly set, 40 to 50 minutes. Let the galette cool on the baking sheet on a cooling rack (the liquid will continue to set as it cools). Serve warm or at room temperature, drizzled with cold cream.

Taken from our sister magazine France Today


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