Photo by Brittany Bennett
Orange Zest Cherry Galette
You can’t get more American than cherry pie. While a galette isn’t exactly a pie, it’s in the same family and less of a hassle to compose. Happy Julpie 4th!
1 store-bought or homemade pie dough (recipe to follow)2 cups cherries, pitted and halved¼ tsp orange zest1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice1 tsp flour2 tsp sugar¼ tsp ginger
For egg wash1 egg
Splash of waterSprinkle of brown sugar
For homemade orange zest pie dough (yields 2 crusts)
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour2 tbsp sugar ¼ tsp salt1 tsp orange zest2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into tablespoons6 tbsp ice water
If making homemade pie dough, combine flour, sugar, salt, and orange zest in a large mixing bowl. Add in the butter pieces and toss. Flatten the butter with your hands so it’s as thin as flower petals. Once flattened, dig your hands into the mixture and crumble the butter with your fingers, tossing the bits around until they’re reduced to various sizes, but no larger than a dime. Add ice water a tablespoon at a time until dough begins to come together. You’ll know it’s enough water when your finger can leave an imprint without the dough crumbling. Knead the dough together with the palm of your hand until everything is incorporated. Split the dough in half and create two discs to wrap in plastic and store in the fridge. Refrigerate for an hour before rolling out. The extra disc can be frozen for up to a month.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small mixing bowl, combine cherries, orange zest, orange juice, flour, sugar, and ginger. Toss until thoroughly combined.
Roll out your pie dough into a circle. Spread the cherry mixture onto the dough, leaving an inch around the border.
Fold the dough over the cherries, like tucking them into bed, leaving the center cherries exposed. Continue until all sides are folded.
Transfer the galette to a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Create the egg wash by whisking all the ingredients together. Cover the dough in egg wash and sprinkle brown sugar around the sides. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Serve and enjoy!