Crostata’s are a dessert that I really enjoy making. If you’ve never heard of a crostata before, it’s essentially an open-faced pie. You can make yours with any kind of filling you want. For the one I’m sharing today I used apples and peaches – perfect for the upcoming summer season and on/off spring days we’re having now.
First, peel and cut your fruit.
Then, I mix the fruit with brown sugar, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. The lemon juice is to help the fruit from browning.
After giving the filling a good mix, I brush egg wash onto pie crust dough and then carefully pour/spoon the fruit into the center of my pie crust dough. Next, fold the sides towards the center, slightly overlapping the sections.
Brush some egg wash onto the top/sides of the crostata and sprinkle some sugar onto the dough. I also put a few pats of butter onto the exposed fruit. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crostata is a nice golden brown.
Serve warm and enjoy!