Blackberry Crostata – A Perfect Summer Dessert

Last week I channeled Ina Garten and made a perfect summer dessert: blackberry crostata. We had just visited Mortimer Farms and brought home some delicious sweet blackberries & strawberries.
This super easy and delicious free form Italian pie just screams SUMMER to me! Although I try not to bake too much during the summer, I feel like there are exceptions to the rule and this pie is fits the bill. What I also love about this dessert is how kid friendly it is. My kids love to help in the kitchen, and this is definitely a recipe they can be involved 100% in until we place it in the oven.

Here’s what you will need:

1 Trader Joe’s Pie Crust
6 cups blackberries (or mixed berries)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 egg
1 tablespoon of water
Sanding sugar for garnish

Vanilla ice cream (optional, but who are we kidding!)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Flour lightly. Unroll the pie crust on top of the parchment paper.

In a large bowl add blackberries (my kids shorted me on blackberries so I had to add blueberries too), sprinkle with sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon, and cornstarch.

Toss with lemon juice, then set aside.

Slowly pour the fruit in the center of the dough, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border.

Gently pull the side of the dough up and around the blackberries, leaving some of the fruit in the center still exposed.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush on the pie crust; then sprinkle generously with the sanding sugar.

Bake the crostata at 400 degrees F for about 40 – 50 minutes or until the fruit is bubbly and the crust is golden. 

Check often and use a spatula to lift the crostata and check the underside of crust. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.

I hope you try this Blackberry Crostata recipe and add this perfect summer recipe to your go to recipes.

Happy baking!




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