What can I say…I’m obsessed with pies. This sweet cherry pie is another free form pie, also know as a galette or a crostata. It starts with my simple pie dough recipe, which can be found here.
Roll out the pie dough and slather on a thick layer of a delicious cheesecake filling. Next you top it all off with a sweet fresh cherry filling.
A super simple recipe that will be sure to impress!
Cherry Pie Filling Recipe
3 cups fresh cherries, pitted and halved
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla
1.5 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and let sit while you prepare the cheesecake filling.
Cheesecake Filling Recipe
6 oz softened cream cheese
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
With a mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy then add sugar. Cream the two together until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla and egg, beating until well combined. It should be a nice smooth creamy mixture.
Assembling the Pie
Roll out pie dough until 1/8 in thick.
Smooth a nice layer of cheesecake mixture onto the pie dough leaving about a 1-1 1/2 inch border.
Add the cherry filling in the center and carefully work it to the edge of the cheesecake layer. Try not to get any of the cherry mixture on the edge of the pie dough, the sugars will burn when it bakes.
Fold up the sides letting them fall into place naturally or carefully pleat them into a beautiful design.
Brush the outside with an egg wash mixture (1 egg beat with 1 tbsp water) and sprinkle the sides with course sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust is browned and the fruit is bubbly. Let sit for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to further cool. This is essential so the galette does not get a soggy bottom.
Soggy bottoms occur if you leave it on the pan to long. Moisture gets trapped underneath, and has nowhere to go but the bottom of the crust. If you put it onto a wire cooling rack, you are giving it plenty of room to breathe.
Enjoy with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream or a cup of coffee!