Sweet Peach Crostada

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, August 25, 2010


You may remember me mentioning peaches recently.  I’m not over them yet.  Not even close.  And if you ask me, neither should you.  We probably only have a few weeks left, so please, please make this before it’s over.  Before we move on to apples and pumpkins and candy canes.

Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t get too ahead of myself.  But I still think I’ll take a moment and dream of these.  Which translate perfectly into these.

And now back to the matter at hand.

A crostada is basically a free-form pie.  They’re rustic…simple…delicious.  All you need is a pie crust (preferably homemade, but I won’t judge if you buy one), fruit and something to sweeten it up a bit.  That’s it.  Such an easy, yet looks like it took all afternoon, dessert to spoil your family with for dinner.

And for any momma from MOPS checking out my blog, thanks!  I had fun talking to you with pizza dough covered hands yesterday.

Peach Crostada

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes.
  • Ready in 45 Minutes.
  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • 1 pie crust (homemade or store-bought, unbaked)
  • 3 ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Flour a rolling pin and roll the pie crust into an 11-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and transfer the pie crust to the pan.
  • For the filling, combine 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss the peaches with the mixture. Cover the dough with the peaches, leaving a 2-inch border.
  • Combine the remaining flour, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Add the butter and use a fork to incorporate. Rub it with your fingers until it starts holding together. Sprinkle evenly on the peaches. Gently fold the border of the crust over the apples to enclose the dough, pleating it to make a circle.
  • Bake the crostata for 20 to 30 minutes, until the crust is golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

2 Responses to “Sweet Peach Crostada”

  1. This looks SO good, and how awesome that I have everything but the peaches on hand already!

  2. vanessa says:

    Thanks! I just got another bag of peaches from the farmer’s market and am excited to make the crostada again this week!

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