Cherry Crostata Recipe

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This delicious cherry crostata recipe features a buttery crust filled with sweet, cinnamon-spiced cherry filling. The recipe calls for frozen cherries, making it easy to enjoy this classic dessert any time of year.

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Cherry Crostata Recipe

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make a homemade crust and a delicious cherry filling that’s sure to impress. Perfect for a special occasion or a cozy night in, this cherry crostata is sure to become a new favorite.

Cherry Crostata Recipe


For the crust:

  • 300-350 g flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 450 g pitted frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

Cherry Crostata Recipe


In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, softened butter, egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt to make a dough. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Thaw the cherries and drain off any excess liquid. Place in a deep frying pan with sugar and cinnamon, and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a jam-like consistency. Let cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a tart pan with butter and dust with flour. Roll out 2/3 of the dough and press it into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Prick the bottom with a fork.

Pour the cherry filling into the crust. Roll out the remaining dough and cut it into strips to make a lattice over the top of the filling. Brush the lattice with the remaining egg yolk.

Bake the crostata in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes. Cover the edges with foil for the first 20-25 minutes to prevent burning. Let cool before serving.

Cherry Crostata Recipe

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