Cherry Almond Crostata


Fruit desserts are some of my favorites, especially when fruit is in peak season.  They are so delicious and the combination of the almonds and cherries are a winning combination,  A helping of ice-cream is always a welcome addition to this dessert.  I am not sure if you can see in the picture but I used a Williams and Sonoma cherry cut-out to garnish the top of the galette.  They came in a set of 4, including a strawberry, peach and pineapple and I thought they were too cute to pass up!

Serves 8

for crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup of flour (I love Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vodka, cold
  • 2 -4 tablespoons iced water

for filling:

  • 3 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2  teaspoons almond…

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