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Italian Crostata Recipe

📋 Crostata with Homemade Peach Jam

Crostata is a sweet shortcrust pastry pie filled with fresh fruits or jam. It is easy to make and store. It is often eaten at breakfast, as a snack, or served at the end of an informal meal as a dessert.
Course Desserts
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crostata with jam, Italian crostata, pie with jam
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 389kcal



Making the dough

  • First mix all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, and baking powder
    1 cup sugar, 4 cup flour, 2 tbsp baking powder, 1 pinch salt
  • Then add all the wet ingredients
    2/3 cup butter at room temperature, 3 fresh eggs
  • Mix until the dough is formed
  • If the dough is too warm, wrap it in cling and store it in the fridge for few minutes. Cold dough is easier to roll.
  • Put the dough on a well-floured surface and cut 1/2, keep 1/2 of the pastry aside for the top
  • Roll the rest of the pastry to make the base of the pie

Preparing the base

  • Butter and flour the baking pan
  • Check the size of the pastry vs the size of the pan
  • Once the pastry is large enough, lay it on the baking pan
  • Press the dough into the pan
  • Trim the edges
  • Pierce the pastry with a fork
  • Pour the jam and spread it evenly
    1 jar peach jam

Preparing the top of the Crostata

  • Cut the remaining pastry into 8 parts
  • Make 8 strips with each part: 2 Longer strips, 4 Medium strips, 4 Shorter strips

Baking the Crostata

  • Place the 2 long strips as a cross in the center
  • Place the 4 medium strips next all around
  • Last place at the end the 4 short strips
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 355 F - 180 C
  • Crostata should be served at room temperature



  • The butter should be at room temperature
  • If the pastry is too warm, place it in the fridge for few minutes. Cold dough is easier to roll
  • You can use any jam you like, even nutella


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg