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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Crostata two ways

"A crostata is an Italian baked dessert tart, and a form of pie. It is traditionally prepared by folding the edges of the dough over the top of the jam/marmalade filling, creating a more "rough" look, rather than a uniform, circular shape" - Wikipedia

Before Baking =) 

So we made these for girls night. It was experiment inspired by a few of Giada's recipes.

Apricot

1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup marscapone cheese
handful of dried apricots, diced.
1 refrigerated pie crust
sliced almonds for garnish



Pear

2 pears, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 cup marscapone cheese
1/2 lemon zest
squeeze of lemon juice
sliced almonds as garnish
Cinnamon, Nutmeg
They were alright. Nothing special. The apricot one was a lot better than the pear one. Probably should have used apples since they are a sturdier fruit.  


Yum.

1 comment:

candace mistler said...

My entire life I have never really liked Italian foods. I am very picky and do not like sauces, and most pizzas and really just Italian food. The "Crostata two ways" looks delicious though. I love sweets and I love fruit so the two together to make this Italian desert sounds amazing. This is a food I would like to try to make while up at school. It seems easy enough to make in a dorm building, and does not require to many materials. For an alternative of the gross food at college I am going to try and make this and other foods that seem simple and easy to make because the food service here is gross!