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Murielle Banackissa

Cherry Apricot Galette

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1 hour 45 mins Prep: 45 mins Cook: 1 hour
Serves 12

Buttery, fruity, slightly tangy, and sweet, this Cherry Apricot Galette is a wonderful dessert to enjoy while cherries and apricots are still in season.


Galette Crust

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour (such as Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour), plus more for dusting
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp cold salted vegan butter , cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 7-8 tbsp ice water

Galette Filling & Assembly

  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 small apricots , pitted
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened soy milk

Make the Galette Crust:

  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix together the flour and sugar.

  2. Step 2

    Add the vegan butter and incorporate using a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture forms a soft, sandy texture. (Alternatively, in a standard food processor, pulse together the flour and sugar, then pulse in the butter. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl before moving onto the next step.)

  3. Step 3

    Add 7 tablespoons of the ice cold water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing it with a rubber spatula to incorporate, until the dough is no longer dry and crumbly, and there are no white streaks of flour visible. If the dough is still pretty crumbly, add the remaining tablespoon of water. (Don’t feel the need to add all the water if unnecessary, as you do not want the dough to be sticky.) 

  4. Step 4

    Form the dough into a ball with your hands, return it to the bowl, and place the bowl in the refrigerator uncovered (for at least 15 minutes, or up to 1 hour) while you prepare the galette filling.

Make the Galette Filling:

  1. Step 1

    In a small saucepan, combine the pitted cherries and maple syrup. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.

  2. Step 2

    Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, covered, watching the mixture closely, making sure that the mixture does not boil over, and stirring from time to time.

  3. Step 3

    After 5 minutes, increase the heat to medium-low, uncover, and cook for another 5 minutes, until the mixture has slightly thickened. Stir in vanilla and remove from the heat to cool for 10 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    After the mixture has cooled, transfer to a mini food processor and pulse until the cherries have broken down into small chunks (not totally pureed). Set aside.

  5. Step 5

    Slice each apricot into 8 wedges. In a medium bowl, toss the apricot slices with the sugar and set aside.


  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 375ºF. Place a large piece of parchment paper (big enough to fit a sheet pan) on a work surface and dust with flour. Flour a rolling pin. Transfer the chilled galette dough onto the parchment paper and roll it out into a 12-inch circle.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer the parchment paper and the dough onto a sheet pan.

  3. Step 3

    Spread the cherry mixture onto the dough, leaving about 1 inch of a border from the edge of the crust. Top with the apricot slices, forming a circular pattern.

  4. Step 4

    Fold over the edges of the crust and brush the exposed edges with milk. Sprinkle the crust with turbinado sugar and place in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the edges are golden. To add a little extra color to the galette after it’s baked though, broil at 500ºF for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • Can I replace the gluten free all-purpose flour with another flour? Yes, here are some suggestions: Replace all the gluten free all-purpose flour with the same amount of regular all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Replace all the gluten free all-purpose flour with 1 cup of regular all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. Substitute 1/2 cup of the flour with oat flour, almond flour or tigernut flour.
  • Can I replace the cherries and the apricots? Absolutely. Feel free to replace the cherries for any other fresh berry, but make sure to reduce the mixture long enough so that it is not too liquidy when spread on the galette crust. Replace the apricots with nectarines or peaches.

  • Can I use another sweetener instead of granulated sugar? I think any other granulated sweetener should work well in this recipe. However, I have only tested it with granulated sugar.

  • If you only have unsalted vegan butter on hand, you can use it in this recipe and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the dry ingredients.

  • If you don’t have vegan butter on hand, swap it out for the same amount of hard coconut oil + 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Overhead of Apricot Cherry galette with 3 slices cut out.
Apricot Cherry galette with 3 slices cut out.
Closeup of texture of a Apricot Cherry Galette
Overhead of Apricot Cherry galette with 3 slices cut out.

Raise your hand if you are intimidated to make pies?

I personally am raising both my hands right now.

For some reason, pies are one of those desserts that make me a little anxious. Although I personally adore them, I always feel like so many things can potentially go wrong: the crust might be under baked or over baked. The filling might be too liquidy and soak through the crust. The crust might fall apart or be hard as a rock. Yep, I have actually thought about it a lot and all these potential scenarios have stopped me from actually creating pies and sharing them on my blog.

You might wonder, what would be an alternative to pies? The answer is simple: galettes.


Galettes are wonderful in that they are meant to be perfectly imperfect. It’s ok if your crust breaks a little. You don’t have to worry about garnishing it with an intricate lattice or fancy patterns. They are wonderful simply as they are.

The crust of this beautiful Cherry Apricot Galette is made of gluten free all-purpose flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour), granulated sugar, ice cold water, and salted vegan butter. I have made about half a dozen variations of this recipe with various flours from substituting all the gluten free all-purpose flour with regular all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour, to using a 1:1 mixture of both all-purpose and whole wheat flour, and even to substituting 1/2 cup of flour with the same amount of tigernut, oat or almond flour. The possibilities are truly endless!

I think that using vegan butter in this recipe works wonderfully as it infuses the crust with a traditional buttery flavor. However, if you do not have vegan butter on hand, feel free to substitute it with hard refined coconut oil.

Now let’s talk about this galette’s filling! It features 2 seasonal fruits: sweet, juicy cherries and firm, slightly tart apricots.

The cherries are cooked down in a mixture of maple syrup and vanilla extract then broken down to form a sort of jam. This mixture is spread on the crust then topped with fresh apricot slices that have been tossed in a bit of granulated sugar.

Fold over the sides of the crust. Brush them with plant based milk, sprinkle them with turbinado sugar and bake until nice and golden before enjoying warm or cooled.

Well, this will be the very last stone-fruit recipe of the season! It has been really fun playing with them all spring and at the beginning of the summer.

I truly hope you try this recipe. My brother who is a super picky eater, especially when it comes to desserts, absolutely loved it so I hope you will too!

If you do give this recipe a try and share about it on Instagram, make sure to tag me (@muriellebanackissa).

Have a wonderful week my friends!