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crostata

pie or tart

Traditionally this is just filled with jam, although often times the pasta frolla dough is baked blind and filled with crema pasticcera and fresh fruit.

crostata di ricotta: tart filled the cream, ricotta, cinnamon, anisetta, and bits of chocolate.

In Lombardy a crostate can be a sfogliate; in Naples a coppi.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Fabiana