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Cherry Lime Galette

This cherry lime galette is bright and fresh and really easy to make – it will become a summer favorite.

I found cherries for 99 cents a pound! That’s pretty much unheard of, right? Unfortunately, Ben isn’t the biggest fan of them so I needed to think of something fun to do with them. Plus I’m a food blogger and if you haven’t heard, that’s kinda what we do.

I like cherry pie…but I don’t really like to make pies.

Too. Much. Work.

Galettes however? That I can get down with. Easy-peasy and rustic is what you’re going for.

Rustic I can do.

This cherry lime galette is really easy to make. The most time consuming part is pitting the cherries. Make sure you have a good cherry pitter to make this task go much more quickly. (I love this cherry pitter.) I used a pre-made pie crust to make this even easier. Lay out the crust – roll it out a little bigger if need be. Pile on the cherries and fold over the edges. A generous sprinkle of coarse sugar makes the crust extra crispy and helps that golden brown color develop. For a rustic type dessert, this baby really is still a show-stopper. You’ll want to make it all summer long.

Cherry Lime Galette

Yield: 1 tart (6-8 servings)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

This cherry lime galette is bright and fresh and really easy to make - it will become a summer favorite.


1 refrigerated (half a package) pie crust dough
4 tablespoons of sugar (divided)
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
3 ½ cups of Bing cherries, pitted
½ teaspoon grated lime zest
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 ½ tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll dough onto baking sheet. Flatten so that it is about 12 to 12½ inches in diameter. Combine 1 tablespoon of sugar with the cornstarch, stirring with a fork or whisk to get rid of any clumps. Sprinkle this mixture over dough, leaving a 2-inch border around the edges.

2. Combine the pitted cherries with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, lime juice, and lime zest. Stir until combined and cherries are coated with sugar and lime.

3. Carefully arrange cherry mixture (use a spoon!) over dough, leaving a 2-inch border around the edge.  Reserve about a cup of the mixture and the juice.

4. Fold the dough border over the cherries, folding and pressing to seal as you go. There will be an opening in the middle. Carefully add in remaining cherries and juice to the middle.

5. Brush the edges of the dough with cream. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar over the cherries and the edges of the dough. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until dough is browned. Let cool on pan for at least 20 minutes prior to cutting and serving.

adapted from Cooking Light Magazine


Verdict: So good! A bit juicy and messy but it adds to the rustic-ness of it. I loved the touch of lime, it really brightened it up. Tasted great with ice cream, too!
Husband’s take: He really liked this too, despite not loving cherries.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy as a pie can be.


Looking for more pies and tarts like this cherry lime galette? Try fresh blueberry pie, rustic four berry pie, tart cherry pie from Love & Olive Oil, or Cinnamon Pecan Cherry Pie from Chocolate Moosey.

This Cherry Lime Galette is full of summer flavor and is so simple and easy to make. Much easier than a traditional pie. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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34 Responses to “Cherry Lime Galette”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 30, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Gorgeous galette & what a steal$$ on cherries!

    • Rachel — August 30th, 2012 @ 7:19 am

      Thanks Averie! Isn’t that the best deal? I couldn’t believe it!

  2. Carol | a cup of mascarpone — August 30, 2012 at 7:25 am

    I love cherries and I love galettes!!! This is just beautiful!!!

    • Rachel — August 30th, 2012 @ 7:49 am

      Thank you, Carol!

  3. Rachel {studio cuisine} — August 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I haven’t embraced the end of summer yet, and this is the perfect way to cap it off (especially when the cherries are only 99 cents)!

  4. Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — August 30, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Like your hubby I am not a fan of cherries either but for me…this would be fun to make and take to a friend…looks so pretty & fancy. 🙂

  5. Lesa @Edesia's Notebook — August 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

    How pretty! Gotta love those Michigan cherries!

  6. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I need a cherry pitter! This looks gorgeous!

  7. Kelley — August 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yum!! I love pie too but don’t make it often since it seems like so much work! This looks amazing. I love the lime addition- would be prefect with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  8. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

    This looks DELICIOUS. I can totally taste the flavors of this galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Only I kinda want the real thing in my mouth, like, right now.

  9. Cassie — August 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

    That is a steal! And to make such a beautiful dessert is even more a great deal. I would love a slice of this right now!

  10. Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Oooooo now theeeeees eeeees seeeeeexxxyyyyyy.

  11. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

    What a steal on cherries! This is so pretty!

  12. natalie@thesweetslife — August 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    more of a reminder that i NEED a cherry pitter!! gorgeous 🙂

  13. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — August 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    99 cents a pound?? Madness! This looks bomb Rach! 🙂

  14. A Brown Table — August 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    What a great dessert at a super affordable price! Great photographs and recipe!

  15. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Girl I bet it’s because they’re Michigan cherries! Gotta love the perks of growing them right here in the mitten {love this state!} and Ps…. this is one purty gallette!

  16. Delishhh — August 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Those look amazing, my favorite cherries are Rainier Cherries though here in Seattle, WA can’t beat that. Just FYI – having 20% off at my store right now.

  17. Julie @ Table for Two — August 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    This is rustic beautiful! How can ben not like cherries?? This galette is so pretty and I love how easy they are to make. i haven’t made one yet but every time I think of making a pie, i kind of don’t want to cause I know galettes are so much easier 😉

  18. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — August 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Such a pretty pie! I like the idea of eating it with ice cream 🙂

  19. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — August 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

    This is the best looking treat I’ve seen all morning!

  20. Ashley - BakerbyNature — August 31, 2012 at 9:14 am

    This is gorgeous, Rachel! Anything with cherries gets me pretty excited, and simple, too?! Love this!

  21. Sues — August 31, 2012 at 10:04 am

    This is beautiful! And I’m so jealous you found cherries for 99 cents/lb. The cheapest I’ve seen them in the Boston area is $2.99/lb!

  22. katie — August 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Yes please! This looks fab!!!!

  23. Kathryn — August 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Galettes are one of my favourite ‘looks fancy, stupidly easy’ desserts & this one looks so delicious Rachel!

  24. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    So pretty! Almost like a cherry limeade pie!

  25. JulieD — September 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Rachel, that looks amazing!!

  26. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Love that you used lime juice and zest!! This seems easy enough for even me to handle… yum!!

  27. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 2, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    99 cents per pound?! I’m insanely jealous. I don’t like making pies either so I will most definitely have to make this galette!

  28. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I made my first galette the other day and I’m in love! This looks fabulous, my husband doesn’t like cherries either, but the boys sure do.

  29. Debra — September 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

    That made my mouth water. Cherry season is over for us so I am saving this. YUM!

  30. Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony — July 16, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I made this last night~ so good! I picked 9 lbs. of cherries in Traverse City, Michigan over the weekend. 🙂


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