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Cherry Almond Galette

 Short on time but want to make a yummy dessert to celebrate your 11 year anniversary and the addition of a horse to your fur family? May I suggest the galette, which takes no skill in shaping, and the use of canned pie filling and almond paste? Top it all with a crunchy streusel and you, my friend, are in business.


1 package refrigerated pie crust

1 package (7 ounces) almond paste

1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

1 large egg

1 tablespoon water

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

On a lightly floured surface, roll crust into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Shape almond paste into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Roll out between two sheets of waxed paper into a 10-inch circle. Center on pastry. Spoon cherry pie filling over almond paste.

In a small bowl, combine the pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter; sprinkle over pie filling. Fold up edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered. Combine egg and water; brush over folded pastry and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Using the parchment paper, slide galette onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with whipped cream- mmmmm.


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