Cherry Basil Galette – (Video)

Fresh, juicy cherries combined with basil creates a beautiful galette that is the perfect dessert for summer!

If you had told me I would EVER pair basil with fruit, I would have thought you did not know me well.  Before this recipe, basil was for very specific recipes, such as Italian pasta dishes or certain Thai dishes.  That all changed with this recipe for a cherry basil galette, which was born for me when I saw Pampered Chef’s new recipe for a Strawberry Galette, only I did not have any fresh strawberries.

I used our Cherry & Olive Pitter to remove the pits, which makes quick work of it, since I can remove 4 pits at the same time! Here’ s some info:

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The basil truly enhanced the flavor of the cherries, and it was unlike any dessert I’ve previously had.  Mind you, I have been a picky eater, and I realize that this may not be a new dessert for many of you.  However, I am quite proud of myself for giving this a try, and I hope you’ll make this and let me know what you think.  Let’s jump right in!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh cherries, stems and pits removed
  • 3 tbsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves (about 5 basil leaves), plus more for garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 pkg (15 oz) refrigerated pie crust (1 crust), softened according to package directions OR homemade piecrust
  • 2-3 tablespoons softened butter, cubed
  • 1   egg, beaten
  • Optional: ice cream or whipped cream

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Remove the stem from the cherries, and use the Cherry & Olive Pitter to remove pits.

Combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, basil, and lime juice; toss gently to combine. Let the mixture stand for 3–4 minutes.

Unroll the pie crust and place it on the Cast Iron Sizzle Skillet.

Pour the cherry mixture into the center of the pie crust, leaving about 2″ (5 cm) uncovered around the edge. Fold the outer edge of the crust over the filling, overlapping every 2″ (5 cm) to form an even border. Pinch the pleats to seal.

Add the butter on top of the filling. Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with additional sugar.

Bake for 28–30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let it cool on the skillet for 20 minutes before serving. Top with additional basil and serve with ice cream and/or whipped cream, if you’d like.

That’s it!  My family really enjoyed this dessert, it so perfect for summer.  Please let me know if you give this a try, and if you have a similar recipe, please do share. I would love to hear from you!

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Cherry Basil Gallette

Fresh, juicy cherries combined with basil creates a beautiful galette that is the perfect dessert for summer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6 servings
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb fresh cherries, stems and pits removed
  • 3 tbsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp torn basil leaves (about 5 basil leaves), plus more for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 pkg (15 oz) refrigerated pie crust (1 crust), softened according to package directions OR homemade piecrust
  • 2-3 tbsp softened butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ice cream or whipped cream, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Remove the stem from the cherries, and use the Cherry& Olive Pitter to remove pits.
  • Combine the cherries, sugar,cornstarch, basil, and lime juice; toss gently to combine. Let the mixture stand for 3–4 minutes.
  • Unroll the pie crust and place it on the Cast Iron Sizzle Skillet.
  • Pour the cherry mixture into the center of the pie crust, leaving about 2" (5 cm) uncovered around the edge. Fold the outer edge of the crust over the filling, overlapping every 2" (5 cm)to form an even border. Pinch the pleats to seal.
  • Add the butter on top of the filling. Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with additional sugar.
  • Bake for 28–30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let it cool on the skillet for 20 minutes before serving. Top with additional basil and serve with ice cream and/or whipped cream, if you’d like.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 241IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword galette cherry basil
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