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In this tasty galette, tart sour cherries and heart healthy almonds come together in a nutritious whole wheat and almond flour crust for a perfect healthy desert.

Sour Cherry Galette

In this tasty sour cherry galette, tart cherries and heart healthy almonds come together in a nutritious whole wheat and almond flour crust for a perfect healthy desert.
Course Baked Good
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 472kcal
Author Christy



  • 1 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 cup almond meal flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg (white and yolk separated)
  • 1/4 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds


  • 3 cups sour cherries pitted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • In a medium bowl, toss cherries with other filling ingredients and let sit while preparing the crust.
  • To make the crust, stir flour, almond meal, and salt. Cut butter into small cubes or grate using the large holes on a cheese grater. Work butter into flour mixture using a pastry cutter (you can also do this and the next step in a food processor like I did in this savory galette recipe if desired).
  • Once butter is worked in and broken down into pea-sized pieces, add honey, almond extract, egg yolk (reserve the white!), and milk stir a few times and then work in using your hands until combined. Be careful not to over mead the dough.
  • Prepare a flat surface by sprinkling with flour and smoothing over with your hand. Place dough ball on floured surface. Flatten with hands and sprinkle a pinch more flour on top to keep your rolling pin from sticking. Roll into a flat circle, about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick.
  • Spoon cherries onto center of pastry dough using a slotting spoon to drain out the liquid. Leave about an inch of space on all sides of dough. Fold edges of pastry dough over filling.*
  • Add a small splash of cold water to the reserved egg white and whisk until frothy. Use a pastry brush to paint outer crust of prepared galette. Press sliced almonds into crust.
  • Bake approximately 30 minutes until crust is starting to brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Pairs well with vanilla ice cream!


* If you want the galette to be sweeter, you can drizzle a bit more honey on top of the cherries after folding up the galette.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3.2mg