Crostata di frutta – fruit tart for mother’s day

Mother’s day! such a special day that I LOVE to celebrate, not only because I’m a mom of two lovely kids, but most of all because I have a very special mom that I adore and I have to thank her for so many good things that one day to celebrate doesn’t seem enough!


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Today’s recipe is dedicated to her (and it’s one of her favorite!): crostata di frutta or fresh fruit tart. Homemade dough, not too sweet to balance the sweetness of the custard cream with a seasonal mix of fresh fruit on top and a thin layer of gelatine to keep the bright colors of the fruit.

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The recipe is a bit time consuming (between prep and cooking time 2/3 hours + at least 2 hours in the fridge to rest), so I would suggest to prepare it the day before. The final result is soooo yummy that it is really worth it!!

A special thanks to Auntie Simona that gave me the original Italian recipe and I just converted grams in cups!! grazie Simo!
Happy mother’s day to all of you,
ciao ciao


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    May 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    What kind of seeds in the ingrediants list?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Hi! I used beans seeds, but you can use any dry seed you like (sometimes I use sunflower seeds). their function is to keep the parchment paper down, they serve as a light weight and they are removed once the crust is cooked! ciao!!b

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    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon
    May 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Now I want a tart pan. Your tart sounds delish.


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