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Mixed Berry Crostata

This Mixed Berry Crostata combines strawberries and blueberries in a pie crust to create a free-form tart.

Years ago, I was part of a blogging group called Secret Recipe Club. Once a month, each blogger in the club was tasked with making and posting a recipe from one of the other participating blogs.

Berry Crostata - this mixed berry crostata combines strawberries and blueberries in a pie crust to create a free-form tart. https://www.lanascooking.com/berry-crostata/

You visited your assigned blog, chose a recipe, made it, and posted about it. No one told whose blog they had until the day of posting.

Well, lucky me! During one of those rounds, I was assigned a fantastic blog called Big Fat Baker. Although it appears that she is no longer posting, back in those days she had some really delicious recipes to choose from. Picking just one recipe to recreate was really difficult, but I finally decided to make her crostata.

I thought it would be perfect since there are so many delicious fresh berries available at this time of year. Turns out I was right – this crostata is not only delicious but making it is as easy as pie.

You’re gonna love this one. Trust me.

When I was reading the recipe over I kept thinking “this sounds like a galette.” So, I did a little research and found that it actually is.

Galette is the French term, and crostata is the Italian term for the same thing. Who knew.

How to Make Mixed Berry Crostata

You start your crostata by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then, either grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

The full recipe for this crostata makes two tarts, or eight servings. I made only half the recipe since there are just the two of us.

Wash your fruit and cut the strawberries into pieces. Toss the fruit with a little sugar and set it aside for now.

Making Berry Crostata

Unroll the pie crust on the prepared baking sheet. Pile the fruit up in the center of the crust, leaving an open edge about 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide all around.

Fold the edge up to enclose the fruit, but leave the center of the crostata open. Repeat with the second crust if you are making the full recipe.

Gazing the Berry Crostata

Beat the egg and brush it over the exposed crust. Sprinkle each crostata with one tablespoon of sugar. I used turbinado sugar and it gave a nice crunch to the cooked pie dough.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is a beautiful golden brown. Remove the crostata from the oven and allow it to cool. Serve plain or with a little sweetened whipped cream.

Lana Stuart.

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Berry Crostata - this mixed berry crostata combines strawberries and blueberries in a pie crust to create a free-form tart. https://www.lanascooking.com/berry-crostata/

Mixed Berry Crostata

This Mixed Berry Crostata combines strawberries and blueberries in a pie crust to create a free-form tart.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 package of 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tblsp. granulated or turbinado sugar divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Grease or line a baking sheet.
  • Wash the fruit and cut the strawberries into pieces.
  • Toss the prepared fruit with 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Adjust the sugar according to the how ripe the fruit is.
  • Unroll one pie crust and fill with half of the fruit, leaving about a one-inch border of pie crust around the fruit.
  • Fold up the edges to enclose the fruit but leave the middle of the crostata open.
  • Repeat with second pie crust.
  • Beat the egg and brush over the exposed crust.
  • Sprinkle with each crostata with one tablespoon of the remaining sugar.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 242kcal | Carbohydrates 31g | Protein 4g | Fat 12g | Saturated Fat 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat 7g | Cholesterol 23mg | Sodium 190mg | Fiber 3g | Sugar 8g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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53 Comments

  1. Made this crostata, the full recipe (2) on Sunday for the family and they loved it. They came out beautiful, had wonderful taste and a premade pie crust was wonderful. Thank you for such a great recipe.

    1. I’m so glad! It really pleases me when someone makes a recipe that I post and takes the time to come back to say they enjoyed it. Thank you so much.

  2. I love the rustic look of a crostata and your pictures are seriously making me drool! Great pick. I’m off to check out her blog!

  3. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } says:

    What a stunning crostada! Love all of the berries. Perfect for Spring and Summer! Delish!

    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed making this little crostata. Easy and quick and very tasty.

  4. Beautiful! Looks great. I love rustic galettes/crostatas. And berries are my favorite.

  5. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This is so beautiful! I love how amazing the berries look….yum! I also love how rustic the crostata looks. Something that would fit in perfectly at a picnic :)

  6. Your crostata came out beautifully – great choice for SRC!

  7. Nice work on your crostata. I make cranberry caramel crostata a few weeks ago and it was soo good i could not stop eating it :) i bet this things was out of this world. I just love tartlettes, crostats’s, galettes they are just good and so much fun to make, and you can almost put anything you want in there too :)

    1. Oh, cranberry caramel sounds interesting. I’d like to hear more about that. Is it posted on your blog?

  8. Looks gorgeous and summery! Going to bookmark this one!

  9. I’ve never made crostata before but I’ve eaten some. This looks amazing. It was an excellent recipe to try for the Secret Recipe Club. Good one. Those berries look good enough to eat through the monitor. I want some!

  10. Beautiful berries. Your crostata is so pretty!

  11. Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy says:

    That looks so easy and so yummy… and pretty healthy, too, for a dessert!

  12. Krista @ Meet The Swans says:

    Hard to believe it only takes a few ingredients to produce something so impressive!! Great choice!!

  13. The berries are great right now, and this looks like a wonderful way to use them. Looks awesome!

  14. What a GREAT pick Lana. I love fruit in baking, and one look at the picture in the Linky and I knew this crostata would sing to me. FABULOUS!

    1. Thank you, Deeba. I love fruit in baking, too, so when I saw this recipe I knew immediately it would be the one I’d choose for the SRC. It was a very good choice.

  15. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies says:

    What a beautiful crostata. This is the perfect dessert for spring.

  16. That looks perfect filled with so many wonderful berries. I have never recovered from moving from Washington state, a land of berries to Arizona…a land of cactus. Excuse me while I drool a bit.

  17. what a great line up of recipes, and this crostata you recreated looks so good with the fresh berries, I don’t know if I would need any topping, and you know how much I do love the extras…

    1. I know. I actually served it without anything extra at all. It was truly delicious.

  18. Looks wonderful, Lana. I would love to bite into that right now!

  19. claudia lamascolo says:

    Very nicely done we love these~!

    1. Me, too, Claudia. They’re quick to make and elegant to present. Plus they taste pretty darned good!

  20. The crostata looks delish and sounds easy to make (well, not as easy as making pie, I hope, because I never get a pie recipe right!The crust kills it for me every time!)

    1. Me, too, Shumaila, so I really love those packaged ones in the dairy section.

  21. Susan Mallery says:

    Wow, Lana! That first picture looks like it should be on the cover of a cozy mystery novel. The berry juices look like blood, and that knife certainly looks dangerous. Gorgeous picture! What a beautiful dish to serve guests.

    1. I didn’t see the photo that way at all, but now that you mention it… ha! It does sort of look violent, doesn’t it? Might be good to serve at one of those murder mystery parties!

  22. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    So easy…I just saw a salad using strawberries and blueberries but now I think I want this more…I have both in the fridge and I need to use those strawberries today. I love the rusticness of this dish; beautiful Lana.

    1. Thanks, Barbara. Even though I tend toward being a perfectionist in some things, baking is not one of them. So this very rustic crostata suits me quite well :-)

  23. This looks fantastic! I love all the fresh spring fruit you used – yum! :)

  24. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) says:

    That crostata looks gorgeous. Off to check Big Fat Baker’s blog out :)

    1. You’ll love her blog, Avanika. So many great recipes to try there.

  25. Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! says:

    So easy and elegant. I’ll be making this later this summer when our berries come in.

  26. Amy @ A Little Nosh says:

    What a fun idea! The crostata looks divine.

  27. So glad you like it, Erin. I hope I did justice to your delicious recipe!

  28. I did not know that crostata and gallette were the same thing! This turned out beautifully!

    1. Me, either! I learn something new every day :-)

  29. This sounds so easy, but looks so impressive! I think I’ve got my next dessert to try!

    1. It really is so easy, especially if you use a prepared crust :-)

  30. Feast on the Cheap says:

    The perfect way to showcase all those delicious fresh berries, looks wonderful!

    1. Thanks. I thought it would also be good with a little dollop of sweetened whipped cream :-)

  31. Jennifer (Savor) says:

    Thrilled to have taken part in the secret recipe club with you and to find new blogs

    1. Me, too, Jennifer. I always enjoy reading new-to-me blogs.

  32. Looks delish Lana, I am loving the fresh fruit, definitely a perfect choice for this time of year!

    1. Thanks Shelby. This would also be great with peaches or apricots. Maybe even pears or figs. Pretty much any fruit would work, I’d think.

  33. Heather Davis says:

    The Crostata is a great one to pick Lana. I love making them with any fruit that is in season. They are so quick and easy and also delicious. Yours looks gorgeous.

    1. They really are easy and I love the freeform look of them. Much easier than trying to get that crust into a pie pan and making a perfect edge and all that.

  34. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

    That secret recipe club is such a wonderful idea! This crostata looks delicious, good choice!

    1. Lauren – it’s open to anyone. If you’d like to join I can get the signup info for you.

  35. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    Your Crostata is beautiful Lana! The Secret Recipe Club sounds like fun, gonna go see what everyone else made:@)

    1. Thanks! You should join the club – it’s lots of fun!