Jam Crostata

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2007

When it comes to simplicity, no one beats the Italians. A jam crostata looks elegant but comes together easily—that is, if you have the right recipe.

SERVES8

TIME1¼ hours, plus 3 hours chilling and 30 minutes cooling

Jam Crostata

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Since the jam filling is minimal in this jam crostata recipe, the pastry is all-important. American pie dough isn’t sweet or tender enough, so we created a soft, almost biscuitlike dough and took care not to overwork it by starting it in th...

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