Peach and Blueberry Crostata

This is the recipe that made us discover our love for the combination of peach and blueberries. We discovered this recipe a year ago and have made it several times since then.

Are you wondering what took us so long to post this recipe?? Well, the answer is that we could never get in a picture because this crostata was always gone in 2 minutes! It seriously is that yummy. We have made this crostata for family and friends that still talk about it months later.

It seriously is that good!

There are a few steps in making this crostata, but each and every step is simple. Sometimes, we make the crust ahead of time. This helps on getting the crostata in the oven faster the day you plan on making it!

Peach and Blueberry Crostata

Adapted from Ina Garten

For the pastry (makes 2 crostatas)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated or superfine sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) ice water

Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse a few times to combine. Add the butter and toss quickly (and carefully!) with your fingers to coat each cube of butter with the flour. Pulse 12 to 15 times, or until the butter is the size of peas.

With the motor running, add the ice water all at once through the feed tube. Keep hitting the pulse button to combine, but stop the machine just before the dough comes together.

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board, roll it into a ball, cut in half, and form into 2 flat disks. Wrap the disks in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. If you only need 1 disk of dough The other disk of dough can be frozen.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll the pastry into an 11-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Transfer it to the baking sheet.

For the filling (makes 1 crostata)

  • 1 1/2 pound firm ripe peaches, peeled
  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

Cut the peaches and plums in wedges and place them in a bowl with the blueberries. Toss them with 1 tablespoon of the flour, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the orange zest, and the orange juice. Place the mixed fruit on the dough circle, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border.

Combine the 1/4 cup flour, the 1/4 cup sugar, and the salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Pour into a bowl and rub it with your fingers until it starts to hold together. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit. Gently fold the border of the pastry over the fruit, pleating it to make an edge.

Bake the crostata for 20 to 25 minutes, until the crust is golden and the fruit is tender. Let the crostata cool for 5 minutes, then use 2 large spatulas to transfer it to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Ina says that each crostata serves 6 but we beg to differ! We think the most one crostata serves is 5, but we go with 4 generous servings for each crostata.

Trust us, your guests will want a nice slice of this crostata!

Enjoy!

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May 21, 2010 - 12:37 pm

kristen - Do you think ready made pie crusts would work as well?

May 22, 2010 - 6:27 pm

admin - HI Kristen, A ready made pie crust will definitely work. We have used that before and a ready made puff pasty crust, and both worked well! Let us know if you make it!

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