Crostata di Visciole alla Romana

Lattice Tart of Roman Sour Cherries

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    8

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

One of the few typically Roman pastries, this sour cherry tart is found in all the pastry shops of Rome in one version or another. If you wish, substitute fruit or berry preserves for the filling here and call the dessert a crostata di marmellata.

Visciole are Roman cherries, small, sour, and somewhat translucent, with a short season in late May and early June. Real visciole are scarce even in Rome nowadays, and any sour cherries will make a creditable version of this dessert.

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    Method

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