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Mini Cherry Galette

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A buttery, flaky crust envelope plump, juicy, sweet cherries in this quick and easy but exceptionally delectable mini cherry galette recipe.

Mini Cherry Galette

Don’t you just love cherries? They’re like the unicorns of the fruit world – only appearing for a very small window of time in the year but when they’re around, everything is wonderful.

I’d be perfectly happy just eating a whole bag of cherries and be done with it but this year I thought to bake a galette (for, you know, educational purposes). I’d love to say “pie” or “tart” but knowing that dough is my undoing (un-dough-ing?), I am sticking to the easy, rustic and just as lovely galette to enjoy my sweet cherries with.

What’s a galette anyway?

According to the always awesome David Lebovitz  in an article for Fine Cooking, a galette is a free-form tart that consists of a thin layer of fruit baked on top of a buttery, crisp crust. It’s less formal than the French fruit tart; instead of the straight, stiff sides you get from a tart pan, the edges are just folded over the fruit.

Mini Cherry Galette

He also said he preferred the look of galettes over the formal tarts so…if it’s good enough for David Lebovitz it’s sure as heck good enough for me.

Another shortcut

I’m also using store-bought puff pastry. No shame in admitting that I don’t know how to make puff pastry (not yet anyway). But well done you if you do! By all means use your favourite puff pastry recipe (I will catch up soon!).

Mini cherry galette

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Mini Cherry Galette

Store-bought puff pastry or not, this recipe is a breeze. Seriously, the hardest part was pitting the cherries. But after that, just a quick half hour in the oven and you have adorable, personalized galettes that look charmingly rustic (imperfections are OK!) and taste outstanding. Nobody would suspect it’s an easy recipe at all (aren’t those the best?).

Cheery cherries

And you don’t lose the cherries in all that pastry at all. I was hesitant to bake with cherries at first because they’re already so wonderful. But in this galette, the cherry flavour stands out and the buttery crust simply highlights the cheery cherry we all love.

Mini Cherry Galette

Go after those cherry unicorns!

So hurry and grab a bag of cherries now (or, you know, after reading this). Mini cherry galette or not, savour those wonderful fruits while they last.

(Recipe adapted from Canadian Living).

Happy baking!

Did you make mini cherry galettes? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favourite way to enjoy cherries?

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Adriana Lopez-Martin

Friday 22nd of July 2016

I love cherries, so this recipe I need to try very soon. Looks delectable and fairly easy to make. Thanks! =)

Jolina

Sunday 24th of July 2016

Cherries are little fruits of deliciousness! :) And yes, these galettes are so easy to make...they don't need to be perfect which is what I like. Thanks Adriana!

Natanja

Monday 18th of July 2016

These are adorable! They look just as cute as little tartlettes but are definitely not as much work to assemble.

And YES, I agree that it's a shame that cherries are only available for such a short time!

Jolina

Monday 18th of July 2016

Thanks Natanja! They are definitely a breeze to make :)

Marielle Altenor

Saturday 16th of July 2016

ohh YUM! I want a dozen of these mini cherry galettes! Doesn't sound too complicated. I think I could make this recipe!

Jolina

Sunday 17th of July 2016

Hi Marielle! Absolutely! It's quick and easy :) I'm sure you'd do great.

CourtneyLynne

Saturday 16th of July 2016

Omg how yummy!!!! I will have to pin this recipe and give it a try. Delicious.

Jolina

Sunday 17th of July 2016

Thanks a lot! And thanks for the pin :)

Florentina

Saturday 16th of July 2016

These are so lovely! Just as I was wondering what to make with all those fresh cherries. Yum!

Jolina

Sunday 17th of July 2016

Thanks Florentina! This is really a great way to take advantage of all these beautiful cherries :)