This Cherry Nectarine Galette is sweet and delicious with a flaky, homemade pastry crust. It goes perfectly with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream! (6-8 servings)
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Cherry Nectarine Galette
Have you ever stopped at the farm stand or farmer’s market in the Summer, come home, and found yourself with so much fruit where you don’t know what to do with it?
This Cherry Nectarine Galette is a great way to use up fruit or excess fruit.
All the flavors of a fresh pie, without the fuss of a pie plate!
To see all the delicious galette recipes on Life’s Little Sweets, visit here.
There’s strawberry, apple and blueberry…and more to come…
Cherry and Nectarine Seasons in New Jersey
Cherry Season: (early June 10th) June 10th – June 25th, late June 25th
Nectarine (and Peach) Season: (early July 5th) July 20th – September 1st, late September 15th
I know you are going to love this Cherry Nectarine Galette!
What’s your favorite cherry or nectarine dessert recipe?
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Double Crust Pie Pastry *this Cherry Nectarine Galette uses half of this pastry recipe
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose unbleached flour, plus extra for rolling out the dough
- 1 cup unsalted butter, must be solid, sliced in 1 tablespoon increments, chilled
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, You can substitute the same amount apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, You can substitute sea salt
- 3/4 cup ice water , plus more, if needed
- 1 small egg, optional, for washing the pastry before baking
- 1-2 tablespoons Demerara (this is the variety that I use) baking sugar, or you can use turbinado raw sugar for sprinkling on the crust before you put it in the oven
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces to dot the top of the galette before baking
Cherry Nectarine Filling
- 2 cups Pitted, halved cherries and sliced nectarines, it doesn't matter how much of each type of fruit, as long as you have 2 cups total
- 1/4-1/3 cup granulated white sugar, I use organic sugar, if the fruit is sweet use less sugar, if it's not sweet use the larger amount
- 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, You can substitute the same amount apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon is more fragrant
Double-Crust Pie Pastry *this Cherry Nectarine Galette uses half of this pastry recipe
- Before starting, make sure all ingredients are cold to ensure the crust comes out flaky. The whole idea through this dough-making process is to keep the dough cold so that it comes out flakey when baked.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix 2-1/3 cups flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 cup chilled butter slices. Using a pastry blender, work the mixture until you get a crumbly texture with about 1/2-inch inch butter chunks.
- Starting with 1/4 cup ice water, gradually add the ice water into the mixture and using a large fork and then your fingertips, work the dough until it just comes together into a ball. If it needs more ice water to form a ball, then you can add more and keep the ice water on hand in case you need more later if the dough dries out.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap to prevent drying and refrigerate for a 1/2 hour before rolling out.
- After chilling for a 1/2 hour, divide the dough ball evenly in half with a dough scraper. Wrap 1 half of the dough in the plastic wrap and return to the refrigerator to use for another recipe.
- Roll the chilled dough out in an 11-inch circle, 1/4 inch thick. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill the dough while you put together the filling.
Cherry Nectarine Filling
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the cherries, nectarines, lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar, Kosher salt, and ground cinnamon until combined.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place the chilled dough 11-inch circle in the middle of the lined baking sheet. Add the filling and fold over the sides.
- Brush the pastry crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle evenly with Demerara baking sugar.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden. When it's done, allow cooling before serving, allowing the filling to firm up before slicing. Enjoy alone or with vanilla whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream!
You can take a shortcut with this recipe and get frozen pastry crust but I highly recommend my recipe for Double Pie Crust which I include. The Cherry Nectarine Galette recipe uses half of the Double Pie Crust recipe, so you can save the other half for another fruit galette.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.