An Easy Italian Dessert Recipe, Blueberry Crostata made with a tasty fresh blueberry filling in a buttery flaky crust. Delicious.
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Easy Italian Blueberry Crostata

An Easy Italian Dessert Recipe, Blueberry Crostata made with a tasty fresh blueberry filling in a buttery flaky crust. Delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

CROSTATA DOUGH

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)

BLUEBERRY FILLING

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

CROSTATA DOUGH

  • In a large bowl whisk together salt, flour, sugar and baking powder, make a well in the centre and add egg, egg yolk and butter (cubed), mix together (you can also use a food processor, pulse until dough just starts to come together), remove dough to a flat surface and knead gently until the dough come together and is soft, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350° lightly grease and flour a 10 inch pie pan.

BLUEBERRY FILLING

  • In a small to medium pot combine 1 cup of blueberries, sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon, bring to a boil over medium heat, cook stirring for approximately 2 minutes until thickened, remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries, let cool.
  • Remove dough from fridge, roll 3/4 of the dough into 1/8 inch thickness to fill pie plate, the remaining dough roll and you can use a small cookie cutter to make cutouts or make strips for the top of the crostata.
  • Prick bottom of crust with a fork, spread the crust with a thin layer 2-4 tablespoons of Blueberry Jam, top with cooled blueberry filling, top with dough cut outs or strips. Brush the top of the crust (strips or cut outwith a little milk.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes, after 15-20 minutes you may have to cover around the top of pie crust as it tends to brown quickly. Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.3mg