PIE-A-DAY #46

This recipe comes to us from Zoe Nathan, co-owner of Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe.

Keep reading for the recipe…

Peach Crostata Recipe

Dough

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups AP Flour
  2. ¼ cup granulated sugar
  3. ¾ tsp salt
  4. 8 oz unsalted butter
  5. 6 tbl ice-cold water

 

Egg Wash

1 whole egg and 1 egg white whipped together in a bowl

Directions

  1. In a large bowl (or kitchen-aid mixer set on low) combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

 

Filling

Ingredients:

  1. 5 peaches (ripe, yellow, sweet) sliced
  2. ¼ cup brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup white sugar
  4. 1/8 tsp salt
  5. 2 tsp unsalted butter

Directions

1. In a bowl mix all ingredients together

 

To make the Pie

  1. Roll dough out to an 11-inch diameter and make sure it’s roughly ¼ of an inch thick.
  2. Trim out 11” circle and discard leftover dough.
  3. Fan out fruit to 9” diameter.
  4. Brush egg wash on 2” remaining dough.
  5. Fold exposed dough over fruit. It should leave an open center to the crostata of about 6 to 7 inches.
  6. Egg wash the exterior dough
  7. Add a few small chunks of butter to center of crostata
  8. Sprinkle entire top with some extra granulated sugar
  9. Bake at 350 degrees until the crust is a flaky golden brown

 

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  • Jaimi said:

    Just made this and plan to serve it tonight with homemade lemon olive oil ice cream. Oh summer…

  • Kari said:

    Reading recipe and finding the water is left out of the ingredients list for dough and the sugar is left out of the directions for dough. Hmm….. do I dare try this? I'm gonna, only because it's a simple recipe and it's not my first crostata dough rodeo but maybe for the inexperienced you could make some clearifications.

  • Gillian Ferguson said:

    Hi Kari,
    Sorry about that! The water has been updated – let us know how it turns out!

  • Peter Andreae said:

    The print function for recipes could be a bit more sophisticated. Using Chrome on OS-X 10.6 the print icon produces 5 pages.

  • Tabitha said:

    My crust fell open and a lot of the juice ran out of the crostata :( The crust was good– very rich from 2 sticks of butter! I would like to try making it again, shoring up the sides better next time. I loved the simplicity of the recipe. The peaches I used were not super sweet. I thought it worked out well with a bit more acid. Just added a tiny bit extra sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Linda Manheim said:

    what is AP flour (the first ingredient)?

  • gillianferg said:

    Hi Linda, AP flour is a short for All Purpose!

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