Black Sesame Cherry Galette

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June 28th, 2019
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Black Sesame Cherry Galette is the new new you have been waiting for this summer.  Both black sesame powder and seeds are used to double up on the flavor.

Why Galette?

This Black Sesame Cherry Galette was really born out of both necessity and laziness.  A couple of weeks ago we went cherry picking so I had a huge bowl of cherries to use up.

Making mini hand pie’s was the original idea, but I didn’t want to deal with cutting up the dough and scraps.  The easiest way to get to what I needed to do was to make a Galette.  All you do is roll out the pie dough and spoon the filling inside and fold over the edges.  So so simple.

Black Sesame Crust

I happen to have some black sesame latte powder in my pantry from our trip to Japan last year.  Yikes!  But it’s okay because it lasts a long time.  I did find black sesame powder on Amazon that you can use for this recipe.

I added both the powder and whole black sesame seeds in the pie dough, for double the flavor and also added crunch.  I used my super awesome vegan pie dough for this recipe with just the black sesame additions.

Cherry Chia Jam

For the filling I made a cherry chia jam.  This is what you need to make it:

2 Cups Cherries
1/2 Cup Cherry Juice
1/4 Cup Just Date Syrup
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 Teaspoon Almond Extract
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Reduce all in a small saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes on medium. Once the cherries start breaking down add in 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds. Leave to cool.

Black Sesame Cherry Galette

While putting it together the galette, I actually ran short of the jam, so some fresh blueberries went in to fill in the gaps.  It totally worked and complimented all the flavors in the pie so well.

Serve it with some vanilla ice cream and this summer dessert is good to go!

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Black Sesame Cherry Galette
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Black Sesame Cherry Galette

Black Sesame Cherry Galette is the new new you have been waiting for this summer. Both black sesame powder and seeds are used to double up on the flavor.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Japanese, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Rezel Kealoha

Ingredients

Black Sesame Crust

  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Sesame Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Coconut Sugar
  • 8 oz Super Cold Vegan Butter Cubed
  • 6 Tablespoons Ice Cold Water

Cherry Chia Jam

  • 2 Cups Cherries Pitted and Cut in Half
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Juice or Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Date Syrup or Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

Garnishes

  • 1 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Sesame Seeds
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

Black Sesame Crust

  1. In a food processor place the flour, black sesame powder & seeds, salt and sugar and mix for a minute to combine. Then add in all the butter and mix until the dough starts to form pebbles.

  2. Add in the water a tablespoon at a time and pulse in between each tablespoon. Once you see the dough start sticking together and start forming a dough stop adding water and take out the dough and form it into 2 disks and wrap with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge until you are ready to roll it out.

Cherry Chia Jam

  1. Reduce the cherries, juice, syrup and extracts in a small saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes on medium. Once the cherries start breaking down add in 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds. Leave to cool.

Form the Galette

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. This recipe makes 2, 12 inch galettes.  Roll out the pie dough out to a circle about 1 cm thick.   Leaving an edge of an inch fill the dough with the jam and blueberries.  Transfer the dough to the lined baking tray.

  3. Folder over the edges to create a rough border to hold in the filling.  Brush the edges with water and sprinkle the black seseme seeds around the border.  Bake for 20 minutes until the filling starts to bubble.  Leave to cool and serve with some vanilla ice cream.

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