Recipe Details

Rustic Plum Crostata

Number of Servings: 8

Serving Size: 1 slice

Think of a crostata as a laid-back pie. Of Italian heritage, it is customarily baked free-form on a baking sheet instead of a pie plate. If ripe plums are not available at the market, buy them a couple of days in advance and store at room temperature until the flesh gives slightly to gentle pressure. Also, don’t fuss over making the crust look perfect—the imperfections only add to the appeal!

Name: Amount:
lb ripe plums, pitted and sliced (about 2 3/4 cups) 1
fresh grated lemon zest 1 tsp
granulated sugar, divided use 3 Tbsp
all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp
ground nutmeg 0.25 tsp
all-purpose flour 1 cup
salt 0.50 tsp
baking powder 0.50 tsp
baking soda 0.25 tsp
canola oil 0.25 cup
reduced-fat sour cream 3 Tbsp
egg white, beaten 1

Preheat oven to 400° F. Place the plums and lemon zest in a large bowl and toss to combine.


Combine 2 1/2 tablespoons of the sugar, the flour, and nutmeg in a small bowl and stir to mix well. Sprinkle over the plum mixture and toss to coat. Set aside.


Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.


Combine the oil and sour cream in a small bowl and whisk until well mixed. Add the oil mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a stiff dough forms. Shape dough into a disk and place between two sheets of waxed paper.


Roll dough to a 12-inch diameter circle. Remove the top layer of waxed paper and place the dough, with waxed paper facing up, into the parchment-lined pan.


Starting from edge of dough, gently remove the waxed paper.


Place the filling in a mound in the center of the crust. Using the parchment paper to lift the crust, carefully fold the crust over the edge of the filling.


Brush the crust with egg white and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.


Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbly.


Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 232
Calories from Fat 91
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg
Sodium 292mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 32g
Dietary Fiber n/a
Sugars n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 2 Carbohydrate 2 Fat