Pasta di Crostata a Quadratino

Lattice Tart Filled with Jam

Preparation info

  • Makes


    crostate, one 9 inch
    • Difficulty


Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Asked to name the archetypal grandmother dessert, the simple sweet that appears at the end of a meal at home, most Italians would answer in a flash: a crostata filled with jam. The dessert knows no regional boundaries: every Italian child grows up eating sweet pastry tarts filled with homemade preserves.

When Giulia Tondo makes this recipe, she makes ten crostate, but then, she does everything on a mammoth scale to feed all her children and grandc