Grape Jam Crostata

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Intro: Grape Jam Crostata

As far back as I can remember a Crostata was made for any Italian celebration in my home and most homes that, as a family, we visited.
Crostata, a flaky crust that is crisper than pie dough but softer than cookie dough,
in my opinion is the only dessert that closely resembles the North American fave, a pie!

Everyone will love this because it is sweet, tender and has a crumbly crust.

I added some nutrition to this crust via: ground almonds and lemon zest for a wonderful citrus scent.

I used homemade grape jam from my trellis but, any delish jam will do.

Step 1: Ingredients

Crostata:

3/4 lb butter, margarine or shortening, room temp
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup milk or dairy free beverage
3 cups sifted flour
1 cup of ground almonds
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp vanilla
jam
icing sugar

Step 2: Prep of Dough

Beat in a mixer; butter, yolks and sugar until fluffy.
Add the milk, vanilla and zest, continue to mix.
Turn the mixer to low speed add
1/2 of the flour and all of the baking powder.
Stir to mix.
Continue to add the remaining ingredients.
Do not mix completely!
Drop the contents onto a cleaned, floured surface.

Knead to form a ball.

*You can use this immediately or refrigerate to firm the dough enabling you to roll with a rolling pin and form the lattice with decorative cutters.*

Step 3: Forming the Crust

Using 3/4 of the dough press into a 12" false bottomed pan.

Press and form the sides leaving a firm edge around the top of the pan.

*This forms the edge so take your time.*

Step 4: Jam

Spread a jar of your favourite jam on the bottom of the crust.

I used homemade grape jam from my backyard.

Step 5: Lattice

Pull off some dough and begin to form logs the length and width of the form.

Press the strips onto the edge of the form to break off.

Form a continuous strop around the top edge of the pan for finishing.

*Do you like my Shattered Turquoise nail polish?* LOL

Bake in a preheated 350F for 50 min or until crust is golden.

Cool completely and sprinkle with icing sugar

Enjoy with love

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    schouw

    2 years ago

    We have lots of grapes this year, and I found this when I was searching for something to use them for. The cake turned out realy nice with some home made ice cream on the side. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Carlitos317

    3 years ago

    That looks delicious, i will definitely try to make it