This Italian-style tart, called crostata, has a sandy cookie crust that you can also make in a food processor if you want. Use homemade jam or choose your favourite flavour from a market vendor. Serve with softly whipped cream.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2008
- 1 cup jam (such as raspberry, blueberry, mixed berry or peach)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cups unsalted butter cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
MethodPastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs.
In small bowl, beat together egg, egg yolk and lemon rind. Using fork, stir into crumbs to form ragged dough. Press together. Divide in half.
Press slightly more than half of the pastry over bottom and up side of 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom; spread with jam. Wrap remaining pastry in plastic wrap; refrigerate pastry and tart shell until firm, about 30 minutes.
On lightly floured surface and using hands, roll remaining pastry into 14 ropes, each 10 inches (25 cm) long.
Place 1 rope across centre of tart. Add 3 more ropes, equally spaced, on each side of centre. Press overhang to trim and seal.
Repeat with remaining ropes, positioning at 45-degree angle over first layer to make diagonal lattice.
Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until pastry is golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover with foil; set aside for up to 24 hours.)
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 178 mg
- Protein 6 g
- Calories 547.0
- Total fat 23 g
- Cholesterol 119 mg
- Saturated fat 14 g
- Total carbohydrate 80 g
- Iron 17.0
- Folate 51.0
- Calcium 5.0
- Vitamin A 21.0
- Vitamin C 8.0