Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

This sweet-tart Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream will be the showstopper at your next barbecue or picnic. Basically, a freeform pie….it’s so easy to make you will never want to painstakingly crimp pie crust again.

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

 

I struggle with crimping….anything. Pie crusts, hand pies, dumplings….it’s just not a skill I’ve ever improved on in my lifetime. I try over and over again but I run into the same problems every single time. Shrinking pie crusts that barely cover the dish, uneven edges, holes. It’s just so deflating. I don’t know what the problem is because, surely, practice makes perfect is not the case for me here. I have practiced….plenty. :-(

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

I found the solution though….and with equally tasty results….maybe better! A crostata, which is the lazy way to make a pie but, in my opinion, more beautiful because of the rusticness. I make these all the time and the best part is, you can whip one up in no time!

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

My favorite pie is a super tart strawberry rhubarb but this time I added fresh blueberries. So, you have a little red, “white” and blue going on here for July 4th. How festive of me! :-) And then top a slice with a little (a lot!) of Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and you can skip the fireworks. This is a flavor explosion in your mouth!

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

 

Top with more Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and celebrate your lazy pie making skills! (and Happy 4th of July!)

For the full recipe and step-by-step instructions visit July Recipes, a new online magazine I’m proud to be contributing to!

Berry Rhubarb Crostata with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

Comments

  1. I love the rustic look of crostatas – and you can’t mess them up! Yours is so pretty and I love all the colors!

  2. This is my kind of dessert. I hate making crusts all pretty and such, so crostata’s are my PIE of choice :)

  3. This is so pretty! Perfect for fresh summer berries.

  4. It’s not even 10a and I’d totally go for a slice of this right now!

  5. Having struggled with pie crusts my entire cooking life, I adore making a crostata or galette! No fitting in the pan, no crimping, just fun. Gorgeous!

  6. This crostata looks gorgeous! Love the use of those berries and rhubarb!

  7. I have never tried one of these *gasp* I know right? But, this makes me want to try one now! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I make sweet and savory crostatas and can’t get enough of them. They’re especially perfect in the summer with berries and rhubarb. Yours looks fantastic!

  9. This looks wonderful. I may have to make it this weekend.

  10. I just had rhubarb for the first time very recently – it was delicious! Love the beautiful colors of the fruit filling!

  11. This is gorgeous! I love the rustic look ;)

  12. Oh’s, aw’s and applause- looks great!

  13. I love crostatas! They are so rustic.

  14. This look beautiful! I love eating rhubarb in the summer…yum!

  15. That’s my kind of crostada/pie! Lovely summer combo!

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