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Cherry Galette (Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

This cherry galette, or free-form cherry pie, has a buttery and crisp crust and a perfect balance of sweet and tart in the filling! No one will know that this fabulous fruit dessert is paleo, gluten-free, and nut-free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Dough chilling time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: gluten-free, grain-free, healthy dessert, nom nom paleo, nomnompaleo, nut-free, paleo
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Michelle Tam



  • 1 cup cassava flour  plus more as needed for rolling the dough
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch or arrowroot powder
  • teaspoons maple sugar or coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt 
  • 2 large eggs divided
  • ½ cup ghee chilled and coarsely chopped (palm shortening or coconut oil will also work)
  • ¼ cup ice water


  • ½ pound sweet cherries pitted
  • teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup maple sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or arrowroot powder (the filling will have a looser gel)
  • teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt 


Make The Dough!

  • Add the cassava flour, tapioca starch, sugar, salt, one egg, and ghee to the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the dry ingredients resemble coarse crumbs with no lumps bigger than a pea. (No food processor? Check out the Notes section below!)
  • Transfer the contents from the food processor to a large mixing bowl and drizzle in some cold water, a little at a time, folding it in with a rubber spatula until a non-sticky dough forms.
  • Smush the dough into a flat puck, cover the bowl, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to chill the dough. While the dough is chilling, heat the oven to 400°F with the rack in the middle.
  • Place a large piece of parchment paper on a work surface and sprinkle cassava flour all over it. Place the chilled dough on top and sprinkle additional cassava flour on top.
  • Roll the dough into a uniform circle that’s about ¼-inch thick and 12-inches in diameter. If the dough cracks as your roll it out, don’t worry! Just smush the dough back together again and add a little bit of water if it feels dry.
  • Transfer the parchment paper and the rolled dough onto a rimmed baking sheet. Pop the dough in the fridge if it’s too pliable.

Make The Filling!

  • In a large bowl, toss together the cherries, lemon juice, sugar, tapioca starch, and salt. Mix until well combined.

Assemble the Galette!

  • Plop cherries in the center of the dough in a single layer, leaving a 2-inch border around the edge.
  • Using a paring knife, cut eight evenly spaced slits from the edge of the dough to the cherries.
  • Carefully fold the dough segment flaps up and over the cherries, leaving the cherries in the center of the galette exposed.
  • If the edges or other parts of the dough crack, you can dab a little water on top to help seal them up. Remind yourself: THIS IS WHAT RUSTIC LOOKS LIKE!
  • Whisk the remaining egg in a small bowl and brush the egg wash over the top of the crust.
  • Pop the galette in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Rotate the galette at the halfway point to ensure even baking.
  • Transfer the finished galette onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Slice it up, and if desired, top with whipped coconut cream. Dig in!



  • No food processor? Whisk the dry ingredients together first in a large bowl. Then, add the egg and cut in the chilled ghee with a pastry cutter or two forks. Continue with the instructions above at step 2.
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Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g