This Fresh Cherry Galette with Basil and Cream is summer in every bite. With a simple galette crust and fresh cherries, it's easy to make, but even easier to eat!
Summer, how I love you. There's sunshine, long lazy days, and the particular pleasure that comes with a cold drink in the shade on a summer afternoon. But most of all, there's cherries. Right now, with all the cherry bounty I keep bringing home, I'm writing a daily ode to cherries.
This Cherry Galette is my most recent ode to summer and its gorgeous fruit. This cherry galette is summer. And because I have a big bush of beautiful purple basil growing in my garden and it beckons me every time I go outside, I had to incorporate it. Its spicy smell makes my day every time I walk by it. So, I took a handful of purple basil leaves and added them to this cherry galette and, well, summer in every bite I tell you. The subtle hint of basil pairs so well with those juicy, sweet cherries.
These particular cherries are some of the most gorgeous cherries I've ever seen (or tasted). They were delivered to my doorstep as part of Stemilt Growers curated box service. They are a mix of Dark Sweet Cherries and their own unique Skylar Rae Cherries, which are the sweetest, most delicious cherries of all time. I loved the mixture of two kinds of cherries - it's a fun burst of flavor in every bite.
I've been making galettes for a long time now. I thought that I loved them so much because they are less fussy than pies - easier to make for sure! But I recently realized that I make them so often, partially because they are so simple, but also because the crust. I am actually a little bit obsessed with this particular galette crust. It's flaky and crisp, just the way it should be. And with a galette, you get so many more good crusty bites than with a pie. Galettes forever guys.
While this cherry galette cooks, the juices from the cherries mingle with the fresh basil and the sugar to form a thick, sweet, lightly spiced syrup that is to die for. You will have to resist (or not) licking the pan clean. It's that good.
The cherries themselves, all warm and roasty, are absolute perfection in every bite. Pair it with a big scoop of buttermilk whipped cream or your favorite vanilla ice cream and it's about as perfect as a summer dessert can get. The cream will melt down in between each cherry bite in the most delightful way.
Why are we still talking about this? Go make yourself a cherry galette already.
A simple Buttermilk Whipped Cream recipe. I highly recommend using two different types of cherries - like dark sweet cherries and skylar rae cherries. The combination of flavors is delicious! Also, you may need to adjust the sugar slightly depending on how sweet your cherries are. The cherries I recommend here are very sweet.
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For the Filling
This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are entirely my own, but I did receive a complimentary box of fruit from Stemilt Growers for review purposes.
I highly recommend using two different types of cherries - like dark sweet cherries and skylar rae cherries. The combination of flavors is delicious! Also, you may need to adjust the sugar slightly depending on how sweet your cherries are. The cherries I recommend here are very sweet.