Grigliata Umbra

Umbrian Apple Tart

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    12 to 15

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

When I first saw a grigliata Umbra, in the window of the Bottega del Pasticciere, in Assisi, I was slightly appalled that the little card proclaiming the ingredients included cocoa as part of the filling made with apples, raisins, and walnuts. One taste and I was a convert. The cocoa is used in small quantity and adds color and richness to the filling, rather than a strong chocolate flavor.

The name of the pastry derives from the strips of dough placed on the filling in the f