Simple Blueberry Crostata

This Simple Blueberry Crostata has everything you love in a blueberry pie without the hassle of actually making a whole pie.  Perfect for picnics or a quick weeknight dessert. 

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Note: This post has been updated to include new photos as of June 2, 2015.

Original post: This is my 100th post….finally.  If I hadn’t stopped and then started…and then stalled, I would have hit this milestone many, many months ago.  For those of you that have been following since the beginning and tolerated my grainy food photography…..and then actually MADE the recipes of the item that resembled half eaten pet food….I thank you.  Thank you for making The Suburban Soapbox such a wonderful place for me to shout out anything that’s on my mind.  I appreciate every comment, like and view recorded since the beginning.  I can’t say I haven’t ever experienced frustration and had to will myself to continue but I did and I’m glad that we are all still here.  Together…my wonderful internet friends and me.

I had always planned to bake a sprinkle infested cake or make an off the wall cocktail to celebrate my big 100 but instead I fired up my oven on a 95 degree day and made this ridiculously simple Blueberry Crostata.  Sometimes life calls for lazy and this was definitely one of those days.  I love that it’s just a freeform shape and the juices ran out all over the place.  Makes for good photos. 🙂

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Wanna know the secret to pulling this together so quickly?  Pillsbury Ready Made Pie Crust!*  I had some leftover from the Strawberry Pie Parfaits and thought…”What the heck, crostata time!”

This is a great dessert for a summer barbecue. (I think that’s the third time I’ve said that this month.)  But really…it doesn’t take much time and you can serve it with some vanilla ice cream.  It rivals any pie I’ve had recently.  Really.

*This post is not sponsored by Pillsbury nor have they provided me with their product.  This is just the refrigerated pie crust that I prefer to use when I want to make something quickly. 🙂

 

Simple Blueberry Crostata

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crostata
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 413 kcal

whip up this simple blueberry crostata for dessert!

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups blueberries washed and drained throughly (I use a salad spinner)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • zest and juice from one large lemon
  • 1 ready-made pie crust rolled out into a circle I used Pillsbury
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, flour, sugar, lemon zest and juice thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out the dough.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and butter together for the topping using a pastry blender or fork until large clumps form.
  5. Pour the blueberry mixture into the center of the dough making a mound and leaving a one inch border around the edge of the crust. Crumble the topping mixture over the blueberries evenly. Fold the crust up over the edge of the blueberries pinching to create pleats. Repeat the process until all the edges have been folded up over the blueberries.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Can be served warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Blueberry Crostata
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

19 comments on “Simple Blueberry Crostata”

  1. Congrats on #100! Im looking forward to 100 more! And to making this Crostata! Yum!

  2. Congratulation! This crostata looks like a great way to celebrate. I am going to make this for sure. Blueberries are looking real good at the market right now and I am a cheater when it come to pie crust…definitely pillsbury! 🙂

  3. I love how lovely and bubbly and crumbly this crostada is! Congrats on your 100th post!

  4. Love blueberries and this looks absolutely yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try. Congratulations Kellie! I’ve really been enjoying reading your blog.

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  6. Congratulations on your 100th post Kellie!! That’s such an amazing milestone. This recipe looks absolutely gorgeous… I discovered it over at Cottage Grove House and followed the link back to your lovely blog! I’ll be trying this recipe, but as blueberries are so expensive over here I was wondering if you’d suggest any alterations to make it with frozen berries? I thought I might put an eggwash on the pastry crust before adding the berries, as a bit of a lining? Or perhaps it might be an option to add some breadcrumbs or something to soak up the extra blueberry liquid. Hm. Anyway, I’ll be following your blogging adventures from now on! So lovely to have ‘met’ you!

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  8. This is just gorgeous! I love the rustic look of the pastry … and blueberries? Yes please! Pinning!

  9. I happened to have a large container of fresh blueberries in the fridge, planning on making Ina Garten’s Blueberry Coffeecake. But never ended up making. Saw this article on Fine Cooking and had all the items except cream. On second look their recipe for the Crostata crust was overly involved. I have made crostatas before and used, as you do, Pillsbury Already crust…..its a wonderful delicious/time saving item.
    So I Googled and ended up finding your site. I just wanted some direction on ingredients you used. It was just as I wanted……simple, and delicious! We absolutely loved it! Quick, easy, and not all the ingredients of the Fine Cooking recipe. It was then easy to make their Lemon Ice Cream recipe as well. Neither one of us ever had lemon ice cream. It’s so good…..more like gelato!
    So thank you so much Kellie…..EXCELLENT recipe and even better with the ice cream added. However the crostata is delicious on it’s own!
    http://www.finecooking.com/recipe/blueberry-crostata-with-lemon-ice-cream

    • Thank you so much, Jackie! Sometimes I feel like simple is best and that lemon ice cream sounds divine! I’m going to have to hunt that down for myself. 🙂

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