Crostata di Frutta

Mixed Fruit Tart

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By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

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So different in conception from the typical French fruit tart, which has a flaky crust, pastry cream filling, and fruit, this Italian one concentrates on the fruit itself, aligning it in straight rows on a round or square crust.

The type of fruit you use depends on the season, the types available, and your own preferences. The crostata can be very striking with only two types of fruit or with a different fruit in every row. Use berries and other soft fruit; apples, pears, and