TWD BWJ Rewind: Raspberry-Plum Crostata

September 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in BWJ, groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 13 Comments
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raspberry-plum crostata

I’ve had a busy September.  It’s one of the nicest months of the year in New York City, but I’ve hardly been home to enjoy it. (Not that I’m complaining…I’ve been here and here instead, and it was all in the name of fun.) Luckily, I was able to squeeze in the Raspberry-Plum Crostata from Leslie Mackie before I began running around.  This crostata recipe originally called for a raspberry-fig combo, but I swapped out the figs for plums, just because I already had them.  I also tweaked the proportions a bit, and instead of a 1:1 ratio of each fruit, I used 2 parts plums to 1 part raspberries (keeping the combined weight the same 1.5 pounds called for in the recipe).  I decreased the sugar in the filling a little, too.

The crust dough is soft and needs to be worked with gently and quickly.  Despite its fussiness, it’s easily patched, and I liked the interesting sesame-almond flavoring it has going on.  The filling was tasty, too, and that hot pink color makes me a happy girl.  I’ll make this one again, and maybe next time I’ll go buy the figs.

For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here and there’s a video, too). Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!

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  1. looks yum!

  2. I love the picture! Looks amazing.

  3. It looks really delicious.

  4. beautiful, looks delicious! the sesame-almond combo sounds amazing!

  5. Looks amazing!

  6. This looks delicious! I think I will mention iton my next blog!

  7. yummm…yummm!!!

  8. Looks delicious and I love that sweet ruby red color! September has totally run away from me as well…

  9. Looks delicious, nice and light, I have never baked with plum before this may make a great beginner recipe 🙂

  10. I missed this one too- after seeing yours I hope to make it for the next rewind.

  11. Picture perfect!!! So beautiful. I enjoyed this recipe. Loved the crust.

  12. It looks really good!

  13. That looks so good! I might try it this weekend.


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