La Crostata di Anna

By Pat Tanumihardja
July 20, 2018
4 Comments


Author Notes: When I first made Anna’s crostata recipe, I found that the crust was way too sweet for me. So I cut the amount in half. Feel free to use the full one cup of sugar if you desire. I was also too lazy to make the lattice top and was inclined to leave them off. But Anna said, “(Make) small spots because it is nice when you eat it.” So I used a cookie cutter to cut out flower shapes instead.Pat Tanumihardja

Makes: 1 10-inch pie
Prep time: 1 hrs
Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup fruit jam of your choice

Directions

  1. Mix together the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder gradually, followed by the butter, to make a soft dough. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Butter a 10-inch tart pan.
  4. Roll out the cold dough into a circle. Gently press the dough into the pan. Trim the edges. Gather the scraps into a ball and roll out into a sheet about 3/4-inch (SHOULD BE 1/4”) thick. Cut out shapes—any ones you like.
  5. Spread the jam over the crust in a thin, even layer. Arrange the shapes on top and bake the tart until the crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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4 Comments

Paule D. August 10, 2018
I love crostada, but have a similar fruit cobbler that is easy as ..er..pie. pie is not easy but this is. Melt 4 tblsps of butter in heat proof dish in 400 degree oven. While that happens, mix 1 cup of flour/use preferred kind, spelt, coconut etc. if diabetic) 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 cup of milk together in a bowl. Mix /stir but leave a bit lumpy like pancake batter. Have 2 1/2 cups of berries, or peaches, plums etc. ready draining. Next..so easy..dump the batter into the melted butter..do not stir and dump all the berries on top. Bake @400 degrees for @ 45-50 minutes. Ready when batter curls over the top in a nice medium brown colour. Serve with thick cream, yogurt, ice cream or creme fraiche to impress
 
Paule D. August 10, 2018
Forgot to say..add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to batter mix. P. Deneau.<br />
 
Lynda W. August 4, 2018
Surely you meant roll out the scraps 1/4 inch thick.
 
Author Comment
Pat T. August 16, 2018
Yes! I will tell my editor pronto. Thanks for alerting me!