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Jam Crostata

Jam Crostata

A Jam Crostata is a rustic, easy to make tart, and it is deliciously magnificent. This is the perfect dessert for entertaining. It is a quick and elegant dessert.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (or 12 tablespoons) unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup high quality fruit jam (not jelly) (any flavor)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Set aside a tart shell pan and place on top of a sheet pan (this will make it easier to handle). No need to prep or grease the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the salt. Mix just until combined.
  5. At a low mixing speed, gradually add the flour, mixing just until combined. The dough should be crumbly.
  6. Remove 1/2 cup of the dough and set aside. I used a 1/2c measuring cup and gently scooped it out (do not pack it down). Place the 1/2c of dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, press into a thin 1/4inch disk. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer.
  7. Transfer the remaining dough to the pan and press the dough firmly and evenly into the bottom of the pan.
  8. Stir the jam in the jar until smooth- it will be easier to spread this way. Spread the 1/3c of jam over the dough, but not all the way to the edge. Leave some room!
  9. Take the dough disk out of the freeze and crumble over the jam. Sprinkle the almonds over the top.
  10. Bake tart for 45-50 minutes or until light golden brown. 
  11. After baking, allow to cool. Remove from the pan and cut into wedges or bars. 


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes