Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard

A classic anytime dessert made with fresh or frozen sweet cherries.  Serve this showstopper with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Galettes are a great beginner pie recipe as the rustic crust leaves a lot of room for error!

Cherries are packed with nutrients, can boost recovery, are good for your heart, and can aid in sleep quality.

Servings: 06

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes


  • 12-inch store bought pie dough (or homemade, but that will significantly increase the prep time)
  • 4 cups of sweet cherries, fresh or frozen (thawed) pitted and halved.
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp. brown sugar, separated
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch or 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter cubed
  • Egg + 1 tbsp. water, for egg wash


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place the cherries in a bowl and toss with sugar, corn starch or flour, vanilla extract, orange zest (if using), lemon juice and salt.
  2. Remove crust from refrigerator and roll out any creases. This is a rustic pie, so it does not have to be perfect.
  3. Place the dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pour the cherry mixture into the center of the pie crust, making sure to leave about a 2” boarder. Top with the cubed butter.
  4. Fold the crust over the top of the cherry mixture, brush the edges with the beaten egg wash, sprinkle with the left-over brown sugar and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is a rich golden brown.
  5. Let cool only slightly and serve warm with your choice of vanilla ice cream (pictured) or whipped cream.
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