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Sweet Cherry Galette

A galette is a flat French tart or cake. After baking to a glossy sheen, the filling becomes a sweet-and-tart masterpiece.

  • Yield: Makes one 14-inch tart

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2004


  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Pate Sucree for Tarts
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted almonds, toasted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet cherries, such as Bing, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. On a piece of lightly floured parchment, roll out dough to a 16-inch-long oval (1/4 inch thick). Transfer dough and parchment to a baking sheet. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

  2. Process 1/4 cup sugar, the almonds, nutmeg, and salt in a food processor to combine. Gently toss with cherries.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spoon cherries over dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Dot with butter. Fold in edges, pressing gently. Refrigerate until cold, 30 minutes.

  4. Whisk yolk with cream; brush over edges of tart. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste). Bake until golden, 45 to 50 minutes.

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