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