Life of Pie-Crostata Di Marmellata -Daring Bakers Recipe

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Crostate also known as "open faced sandwich"are a traditional Italian sweet treat, most often filled with jam, preserved or fresh fruit, or nut-based fillings such as almond or hazelnut paste, or they can be filled with pastry cream, citrus curd or numerous other delights.

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Servings: 8


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  1. Filling
  2. Put all the berries,lemon juice and sugar together in a heavy-based saucepan and heat over medium-low heat,stirring constantly.
  3. When the berries have released their juices let it boil for a few minutes.
  4. Add pectin and cook for another 4-5 minutes till it thickens .
  5. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  6. Pastry
  7. Using an electric hand mixer or whisk, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy for about 3-4 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon zest, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
  8. Add the flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together but remains soft, about 1 minute. Don't over-mix.
  9. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.
  10. Lightly grease a shallow 9" metal pie dish.
  11. On either a piece of parchment or a lightly floured surface, roll 2/3 of the dough out to a circle to generously line the pie dish.
  12. Transfer the dough to the pie dish, press in gently and roll the edges to form a good surface for attaching the lattice later. Prick all over the bottom with a fork. Refrigerate the dough-lined pie dish for 30 minutes to reduce shrinkage during baking.
  13. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C.
  14. Line pastry with parchment and fill with dry beans . Bake until set, around 15
  15. minutes.Remove the weights and parchment and allow to cool.
  16. Preheat oven to moderately hot 200°C.
  17. Roll the remaining dough to fit the pie dish and cut it into roughly half inch-wide strips.Spread the filling over the par-baked crust.
  18. Arrange the strips of dough in a lattice over the filling trim as
  19. needed and lightly pinch the ends onto the rolled edge of the bottom crust.
  20. Place pie dish on a baking sheet and place in center of oven. Bake until lattice is golden,around 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.
  21. Glaze
  22. Heat the jam and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  23. While glaze and pie are both still warm, brush over lattice crust.
  24. Allow pie to cool completely before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 172g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 476  
Calories from Fat 157 33%
Total Fat 17.82g 22%
Saturated Fat 10.27g 41%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 143mg 4%
Total Carbs 76.42g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 9%
Sugars 49.33g 33%
Protein 4.68g 7%
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