Yummy Cherry Jam Crostata!

Spring has finally arrived! The sun is shining, the breeze is gently blowing, the birds are chirping and the flowers are beginning to bloom.

What better to enjoy the springtime than to prepare a tasty Cherry Jam Crostata?! This delicious suggestion comes from our friend Elisabeth Minchilli, author of a lovely food blog dedicated to all “the good stuff in Italy”!

To learn more about it, here you have the recipe:

Cherry Jam Crostata

cherry jam {crostata}

March 17, 2014 by Elizabeth

Recipe type: Dessert

Cuisine: Italian

Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  25 mins

Total time:  35 mins

Serves: 8


  • 1½ cup all purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons butter (125 grams) softened
  • 2 egg yolks, room temp
  • ½ cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • grated zest from 1 untreated lemon
  • 1 jar (about a cup) of Cherry Jam (La Vecchia Dispensa)
    Cherry Jam







cherry jam open










  1. Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F
  2. Put flour in big bowl, and make well in center. Add butter, yolks, sugar, zest and salt to well. Mix the wet ingredients with your fingers, then slowly start mixing in the flour. Just use your hand, and eventually the heel of your hand to mush it all together until it forms a ball. This only takes a few minutes.
  3. Let the dough rest for ten minutes, then push it out into a parchment-lined tart pan with removable rim. Don’t try to roll it out, just spread it out to the edges with the palm of your hand, to form an even crust.
  4. At this point the crust is ready for any jam filling.
  5. Filling and baking:
  6. Empty out an entire jar (about 1 cup) of jam into the unbaked crust. Spread out with the back of a spoon. Place on middle rack of oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before serving.
  8. Enjoy your slice of crostata!