Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fresh Fruit Crostata.


Is there anything better than a fresh fruit pie in the middle of the summer? With all of the fresh fruit in our home, my daughter and I thought it would be a great idea to make a crostata.

A crostata is a pie or tart and can either be sweet or savory. Like most of our cooking and baking, we did not use a specific recipe, instead we used what we had in our pantry. Our filling consisted of fresh apricots, blueberries, and pear. We also added some dried cranberries for some texture. The juice and zest of one lemon, sugar, flour (to thicken the natural juices of the fruit that bake out), and a pinch of salt.

We rolled our pie dough into a circle, placed it on the baking sheet, and poured our fruit filling into the middle of the dough. One of my favorite aspects to a crostata is the free form it has. We pulled the edges up around the sides of the fruit, creating a little basket or bed for the fruit to lay in while it baked!

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