A galette is like a pie, but without all the work and equipment. All you need for this sour cherry & honey galette is a bowl, and a baking sheet. You approximate all the other ingredients. Why use sour cherries? I sometimes find pie to be overly sweet…this galette is sweetened with just a little honey, and the tartness of the sour cherries makes for the perfect balance of sweetness.
Sour Cherry & Honey Galette
A galette is like a pie, but without all the work and equipment. All you need for this sour cherry & honey galette is a bowl, and a baking sheet. Why use sour cherries? I sometimes find pie to be overly sweet...this galette is sweetened with just a little honey, and the tartness of the sour cherries makes for the perfect balance of sweetness.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
- 2 cups sour cherries pitted and destemmed
- 1/4 cup honey if too stick, gently heated to loosen
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water for the egg wash
Preheat to 375F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together your cherries, honey, arrowroot powder, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
Roll out your puff pastry until it is about 1/4 inch thick. You can use a wine bottle if you do not have a rolling pin.
Pour your cherry mixture into the center of the puff pastry leaving ~1-inch border. Fold over your puff pastry edges over the cherries.
Brush the edges of the puff pastry with your egg wash.
Bake 25-30 minutes until your puff pastry is golden brown.
If you have a baking steel, you can bake this galette on top of the steel to ensure you do not get a soggy bottom!
Sour cherry season is short, but I try to get my hands on as many as possible. I love cherries, and cherry desserts always end up too sweet for me. These tart sour cherries make all the difference! But be prepared for a race to the sour cherries, if you don’t act quickly, they disappear off the shelves quicker than a blink of an eye, and then you are stuck waiting until next year.
Where do you find them? Try the farmers market or a middle eastern grocery store. I always have my family on the lookout, and this year my mom surprised me with a VERY impressive bounty…thanks, mom!! And thanks for introducing me to these treats…I just love all your stories about playing under the sour cherry tree when you were a little girl.
Take this recipe to another level by serving it with your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Tips and tricks: To prevent a soggy bottom on your galette, place your baking sheet on top of a pre-heated baking steel. Purchase one here! I use it for pies, galettes, pizza, and even fresh baked bread. Sometimes store bought puff pastry can yield a soggy bottom in my pies, and this has completely solved the issue for me.