Cherry Wine Galette Recipe

Cherry Wine Galette recipe is a beautiful and a very easy cherry dessert to make.  Very rustic looking and elegant!  It is a simply a tart made with hand-folded edges.  Great winter dessert that is not too filling or too rich.  Open-face tarts called galettes are popular French dessert.  This Cherry Wine Galette recipe was shared with me by my sister-in-law, Shirley Roth, of Alamogordo, NM.  She created this version of an old recipe by using dried cherries and pinot noir wine.

Cherry Wine Galette on a white plate

Cherry Wine Galette Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cherry Wine Galette Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Cherry Wine Galette:
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups tart sour cherries, dried
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • Red wine (I like to use pinot noir wine to cover cherries)
Food Processor Pastry:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • About 4 tablespoons ice water
Cherry Wine Galette Instructions:
  1. Prepare the pastry (unless using store bought pastry).  After the dough is chilled, line a large baking sheet with lightly-greased parchment paper or aluminum foil (I like to use the silpads).  Roll the pastry into a 12-inch circle on the parchment paper or aluminum foil.  Trim the edges to make smooth edges.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. and position a rack in the center of the oven.

  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water; set aside.

  4. In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, simmer dried cherries, sugar, and wine approximately 10 minutes or until cherries are plump.  Remove from heat and stir in the cornstarch mixture.  Allow the cherry mixture to cool slightly.

  5. Pour the prepared cherry filling onto the center of the pastry, spreading it evenly and leaving a 2 1/2-inch border of uncovered pastry all around.  Using a spatula to help lift the dough, fold the edge of the pastry partially over the filling, working your way around the tart.  The pastry will form overlapping pleats as you go.  Using a pastry brush, lightly moisten the exposed pastry with water and then sprinkle with additional sugar.

  6. Bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the galette is golden brown and the juices are bubbly (tenting with foil if the galette becomes too brown).  Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack; cool the galette on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide the tart and the paper off the baking sheet onto the cooling rack.  Let the galette rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.

  7. Cherry Wine GaletteTo serve, cut the galette into wedges and serve either warm or at room temperature.  Can be served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or Creme Fraiche.

  8. Makes 8 servings.

Food Processor Pastry Instructions:
  1. Mix flour and salt in a food processor.  Add butter and cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Add 3 tablespoons ice water and process until moist clumps form, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. 

  2.  Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk.  Wrap in plastic and chill 30 minutes.

  3. Can be made 2 days ahead.  Soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.


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