Pastatella

Almond, Chocolate, and Orange Tarts

Preparation info

  • Makes

    14

    ( 4 inch ) tarts
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Marzia Buontempo in Ururi has loved eating pastatella all her life—who could blame her?—but she only succeeded in wresting the recipe from her cousin, who had sole possession for years, when the woman finally announced that she’d given up baking. The recipe for the tart with its orange-flavored chocolate filling has been secretly guarded by generations of her mother’s family.

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