Crostata di Marmelatta - Jam Tart
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Once you have the pastry crust or pasta frolla prepared and partially baked, the Crostata takes no time at all to prepare.
Recipe type: Dolce
Serves: 1 Nine inch crostata - 10 servings
  • 3 cups of high quality mixed berry jam
  • 1 recipe for Pasta Frolla, shell partially baked as per recipe with the remaining dough prepared to form a lattice top
  • ¼ cup of light colored jam such as apricot or peach, heated together with 3 Tbs. of water and cooled - optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ยบ F.
  2. Spread the berry jam over the partially baked & fully cooled tart shell.
  3. Begin to make the lattice top using the strips that you had cut from the pastry dough reserved for the top of the crostata. Arrange the strips one at a time, beginning close to the edge of the shell and alternating the placement going in both directions. The piece of snake dough around the inside rim will serve as a support for the lattice. As you continue in this fashion, weave the pastry under and over consecutive strips of dough until the entire crostata has been covered with the pastry lattice.
  4. Place the crostata into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Place on a cooling rack and immediately brush with the thinned named if desired. Allow to cool to room temperature, remove from the tart pan and serve later in the day.
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