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Blueberry Crostata

Make this delicious semi-homemade Blueberry Crostata in a half-hour. Flakey pie-crust filled with plump sweet blueberries create the ultimate crostata.

Blueberry Crostata Recipe

I know what you might be thinking… it’s September and we should be focusing on all things apple and pumpkin. But while blueberries are still in season and very affordable we should embrace them just a little bit longer! Last month, I made this delicious and easy blueberry crostata to enjoy for dessert afternoon.

Blueberry Crostata Recipe

What is a Crostata?

Essentially a crostata is an open faced fruit tart. Think of it as a not-so-fancy pie without the top! Crostata’s use pie dough as the base and the filling fills the middle. Then, you fold over about 1-inch around the edges to enclose the sugary fruit.

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What kitchen tools do you need to make a Crostata?

Here are a few of the kitchen tools and ingredients you would need to make any crostata your heart desires.

  • Baking sheet: You will want a small baking sheet for the second step of the cooking process.
  • Parchment Paper: This makes clean-up a breeze!
  • Pot holders: Once your blueberrry crostata is done baking you will need potholders to pull out the scorching hot baking sheet.
  • Measuring Spoons:  You’ll need this to measure out a few of the ingredients!
  • Measuring Cups: You will also need measuring cups to measure out the blueberries and granulated sugar!
  • Mixing Bowl: I love these mixing bowls, and I know you will too!
  • Silicone Spatula: You’ll need a spatula too mix the blueberry mixture together!
  • Small Silicone Basting & Pastry Brush: I highly recommend investing in this silicone basting brush. You’ll never have to worry about hairs from a traditional pastry brush falling out! Plus, it’s dishwasher safe!
  • Turbinado Sugar: this sugar is thicker then traditional granulated sugar. It gives a nice crunch to the pie crust!

How do you make a Blueberry Crostata?

  1. I like to use store-bought pie crust. This simplifies life and the amount of time you’ll be spending in the kitchen. Roll store bought pie crust on to a piece of parchment paper. Set to the side.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice. Mix gently until the berries are evenly coated.
  4. Pour the filling into the center of the dough, leaving a 2- to 3-inch border. Gently fold in the edges of the crust all along the circle.
  5. Using a whisk, mix the egg until scrambled. Brush the crust with egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake until the crust is golden and the filling just begins to bubble, about 20 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

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Crostata Recipes:

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Blueberry Crostata

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 9-inch store bought pie crust
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Turbinado Sugar

Directions:

  1. Roll a store bought pie crust on to a piece of parchment paper. Set to the side.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice. Mix gently until the berries are evenly coated.
  4. Pour the filling into the center of the dough, leaving a 2- to 3-inch border. Gently fold in the edges of the crust all along the circle.
  5. Using a whisk, mix the egg until scrambled. Brush the crust with egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake until the crust is golden and the filling just begins to bubble, about 20 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.

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