Crostata with Strawberry Jam

Total Time:
1 hr 55 min
15 min
1 hr
40 min

8 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • Flour, for dusting, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 jar (3/4 cup) strawberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting, optional
  • Mix the flour, sugar, and lemon peel, in a food processor. Next add the cubed butter, in increments. Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal, then add the salt. Pulse in the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until moist clumps form. Gather the dough into a ball; flatten into a disk. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to an 11-inch round. Transfer the dough onto a heavy baking sheet that has been lined with a silicon pad or parchment paper. Stir the lemon juice into the preserves and spread the preserves on top of dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the dough border over the filling to form an 8-inch round, pleating loosely and pinching to seal any cracks in the dough.

  • Bake the crostata until the crust is golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool. Sprinkle with the almonds and dust with the powdered sugar, if you wish. Slide a metal spatula under the crust to free the crostata from the baking sheet and serve.

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