Tag | crostata

Raspberry-Strawberry-Rhubarb Crostata

What happens when you put a classic American pie filling ~ strawberry-rhubarb ~ inside a classic Italian crostata crust? You end up with a lovely springtime dessert. Rhubarb isn’t really associated with Italian cooking ~ at least not to my mind. The only way I’ve seen it used in Italy has been in the form […]

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When Is a Pie Not a Pie?

When it’s made by me. In fact, much like its creator, the dessert you see above hovers between two heritages, Italian and American. It began life as a typical Italian jam crostata—a rustic tart of sorts, made with tender, buttery pasta frolla (pastry) and filled with good blueberry jam. But since I was making it […]

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Crostata all’Uva

We are in the middle of a deep freeze here in Virginia. We have not had the snow that has hit other states, but temperatures have been unusually cold, dipping down into the low teens at night and reminding me of the years I spent trudging around in a parka as a reporter in Detroit–and […]

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