Peach Crostata

Crostata is an Italian baked tart that dates back to early cookbooks like Art of cooking by Martino da Como, published in 1465. It’s a rustic version of an open fruit tart baked in a pie tray but we all know that, the fact that is surprising to me is that it dates back to the 15th century. In my last post Roasted chicken & fries I mentioned that French fries date back to 1600s, so it’s really interesting how today we still eat dishes that people have been eating for centuries and they’re still widely popular. Seems like when it comes to food some things never change.

I like preparing Crostata since it is probably the easiest dessert one can make and it can be prepared for any occasion. When making a choice which fruit to use for a Crostata the possibilities are endless, but probably the best option is peaches. You should be using peaches that are ripe and sweet and full of juice. Crostata is also perfect for a picnic, it’s also the last occasion I was baking it for.

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Near my home there is the most beautiful park in Zagreb – Maksimir. I’ve been going there since I was a kid, nowadays I like to go jogging there or go for a picnic with my niece and nephew. Last weekend we went there for a picnic because the city of Zagreb organizes a whole event called Zagreb Picnic every weekend with music, food & drink stands and toys for kids. I decided to make a Peach Crostata and it turned out very delicious, we bought vanilla ice cream and brought it to a whole new level and I would certainly recommend using ice cream when serving it.

If you never tried making Crostata you should really give it a try since it is so easy to make and so delicious. Enjoy!

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Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 40 min

Servings: 8


Ingredients

  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 175 g butter
  • 100 ml water
  • pinch of sugar
  • 4 large peaches
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Peach crostata

How to

  1. In a large bowl mix together flour, pinch of sugar and butter until combined. Gradually add water until you form a dough ball. Cover the dough in plastic foil and place it in the fridge for approximately 30 min.
  2. Meanwhile in a second bowl, place the sliced and peeled peaches with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180Β° C. Butter a round pie tray.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and place it in a round pie tray. Add peaches over it and bake it in a preheated oven for approximately 40 min. Serve when it cools down with vanilla ice cream.
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51 Comments Add yours

  1. I can smell the peaches, perfect summer dessert. The park looks lovely

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thanks, I’ll be sharing more photos of the park in my next posts πŸ™‚

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  2. InspiresN says:

    The Peach Crostata looks so perfect and yum!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thanks so much πŸ˜€

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  3. Jodi says:

    What a beautiful park and beautiful crostata! Never heard of or have tried YET πŸ™‚ Made a blueberry raspberry pie this morning though πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Jodi! Thanks for stopping by, Crostata is so easy to make you can give it a try πŸ™‚ Blueberry raspberry pie sounds heavenly!

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  4. Such a pretty tart. Love the fresh peaches without too many additions. Looks so tasty! πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Yes simplicity is key, peaches are so delicious that they don’t need much πŸ™‚

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  5. Ahhh .. the perfect time for making this as Georgia peaches are being brought to Florida as I write. MMMmmm …. good.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Isadora! Thanks for stopping by, and hope you’ll give it a try, Georgia peaches sound perfect for this dessert πŸ™‚

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  6. Lathiya says:

    I have peaches left ..thinking to try something with those ..this looks perfect..yummy

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Lathiya! Thanks for stopping by, if you do try it, tell me how it turns out, hope you’ll like it πŸ™‚

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  7. This looks so good! Simple but delicious.πŸ˜‹ Lovely photos!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thank you, it means a lot to hear such nice comments πŸ˜€

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  8. I can’t wait for “peach season” here in Michigan. Love your park pictures and you are so right – the perfect place for a picnic!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thank you πŸ™‚ When is the peach season in Michigan? Here in Zagreb peach season has already started, and love making desserts with peaches

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      1. Usually mid to late July and can go through September with late varieties.

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  9. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    Anything with peaches are good! But this… This is a diffeirent story! This looks sooo good, better than good! Amazing!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Eva! Thank you πŸ™‚ The best thing is that it’s so easy to make, this dessert asks for just a few ingredients and turns out so delicious

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  10. Looks amazing and just in time for the peach season πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thank you, very much, love peach season πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  12. great piece to read!! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!!

    btw love your blog! do you use any apps to edit the pics?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment πŸ™‚ Actually I don’t use any apps, I think the photos will be even better when I get a professional photo πŸ˜€

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  13. Ohh never had a crostata, lovely πŸ˜„ thank you!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you Linda πŸ™‚

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  14. Never had it but looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for your nice comment!

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  15. I absolutely love this peach tart recipe! It’s beautiful and something any of us could try. Thanks!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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  16. Megala says:

    Looks beautiful & delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Megala! Thank you a lot!

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  17. Sandhya says:

    The park looks so beautiful and serene. Your peach crostata looks simply divine!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much for your nice comment πŸ™‚

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  18. nancyc says:

    That IS amazing that this recipe dates back to the 15th century! it’s such a beautiful, rustic tart!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, love interesting facts about recipes I make πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks πŸ˜€

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  19. Really delicious recipe πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’•

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, and a simple one as well 😊

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  20. Anya Wangsuwan says:

    I’ve never had crostata but it looks delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi Anya! Thank you very much, nice to hear such kind words!

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  21. this looks yummy, might attempt a version with vegan butter! In the ingredients, did you mean a pinch of salt? (or no salt required for this recipe?) thanks πŸ˜€

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Hi, thanks for stopping by! Sugar, there’s no salt, a pinch of it goes in the dough and the 2 tbsp of sugar go with peaches πŸ˜€

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