Plum Jam Crostata
Recipe Type: Baking
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 to 10
A beautiful and fragrant Italian crostata with spelt flour. Homemade plum jam makes the dessert perfectly sweet.
  • 200 g (7 oz) high-quality cold butter
  • 350 g (12 oz) spelt flour
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) almond flour
  • 100 g (3½ oz-½ cup) light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • For the jam
  • 400 g (14 oz) plums
  • 100 g (3½ oz-½ cup) dark brown cane sugar
  • the juice of one lemon
  1. Knead all the ingredients together until you get a smooth dough.
  2. Roll out the dough into the tart pan and prick the dough.
  3. Let stand for about ten minutes in the fridge.
  4. For the jam: Wash the plums and cut into chunks. Pour into a saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice and let cook until it reaches the desired consistency (usually 30 minutes). Let it cool and blend the jam with an immersion blender.
  5. Spread the jam over the pastry and bake at 180°/gas 4 for 30 minutes.
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