Nectarine & Almond Crostata

Crostata is one of those Italian desserts that I love, especially because you can use any fruit for the filling and make fun combinations.  I chose nectarines for this recipe because their sweet juice and crisp bite cool me off in the summer, plus you can find delicious nectarines in the farmers market.

 nectarines

To put a little something crunchy and highlight the flavor of the fruit, I use almonds and oats crumbs. I know during the summer it is not fun to turn on the oven (It’s already hot enough!), but for this crostata, a little oven heat is worth it.

almonds oats

Nectarine & almond crostata

500 gr. Chestnut flour

250 gr. Butter

150 gr. Sugar

2 eggs

Ground cloves

Orange zest

Dash of salt

Put cold butter from the fridge and flour into a food processor, and let the processor cut the two together, until the mixture is fine, like sand.  Move the mixture to a bowl, and add the eggs, sugar, salt, cloves and orange zest. Knead quickly until is compact and place in the fridge for 1 hour. Remove and let stand 10 – 15 minutes before rolling.

Filling:

6 or 8 nectarines

100 gr. sliced almonds

1 tbsp.  panela or brown sugar

2 tbsp. oats

2 shots of rum

Wash and cut the nectarines in long slices, place them in a skillet over medium-low heat with a tablespoon of brown sugar or panela.  Add the rum, and let it evaporate and cool.

pan

Roll out the dough, and place it in a round mold no larger than 9″. Place the nectarines in the bottom and sprinkle with crushed almonds and oats on top. Cover, seal the edges and make a little hole in the center so there are no bubbles.

Preheat oven to 360 and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

    

Advertisements

One thought on “Nectarine & Almond Crostata

  1. Pingback: Almonds | Find Me A Cure

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s