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No-Knead Balsamic-Glazed Cherry Focaccia

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Bothe

No-Knead Balsamic-Glazed Cherry Focaccia Recipe

Balsamic-glazed cherries complement this salty/chewy bread beautifully.

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12 servings
Nutrition information


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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Bing cherries, pitted and halved; or one 14.5-ounce can tart pitted cherries, drained
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Kirsch (cherry liqueur), or water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, Maldon preferred


  1. To make the dough: Mix the dough ingredients briefly, to form a rough ball. Cover; let rest for 3 hours.
  2. To make the topping: Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Sauté the cherries for about 3 minutes, until they begin to release their juices.
  4. Stir in the vinegar and Kirsch, cooking until the liquid turns syrupy and coats the cherries. Remove from the heat and cool.
  5. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil into the bottom of a half-sheet (13" x 18") pan.
  6. Spread dough into the pan, pushing it to the edges. If it shrinks back, walk away for 10 to 15 minutes; when you return, it should be easier to work with. Repeat the short rest, if necessary.
  7. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over the dough, and top with cherries, rosemary, and sea salt.
  8. Cover and let rest 90 minutes. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  9. Bake the focaccia for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crusty. Remove it from the oven, cut, and serve.
  10. Yield: about 12 servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 77g
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 225
  • Calories from Fat 54
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 246mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 6g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.