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Late Summer Crostata

Crostata Recipe

With pears, blackberries and a touch of cinnamon, this Late Summer Crostata is perfection!

Serve with J. Lohr Estates Bay Mist White Riesling or J. Lohr Late Harvest White Riesling.

Serves: 10


  • 10 Tbsp. butter, cut up
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup plus 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup crème fraîche
  • 4 - 5 pears, peeled, cored & sliced into eighths
  • 1 cup blackberries, optional
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix 8 tablespoons of the butter, flour, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the sugar until sandy.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend the egg yolk and the crème fraîche. Add the blended egg yolk and crème fraîche to the flour mixture, and mix until barely combined.
  4. Form into a disk and chill. Meanwhile, toss the sliced pears with 1/2 cup of the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Roll out the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface and cut out 8-inch disks or 1 large round disk and place on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  6. Place the apples and blackberries in the center of the dough, leaving a 2-inch flap of dough around the edge.
  7. Fold over the flap onto the apples, forming a rustic, uneven rim around the crostata. (The pears should NOT be completely covered with the dough.)
  8. Dot with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Brush the edge with the cream and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  9. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until light golden brown and apples are tender. Allow to cool.

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