Recipe

Rhubarb and raspberry crostata

With our homemade crostata dough and a sweet rhubarb and raspberry filling, this impressive tart is as delicious as it is pretty and just as easy to make! Best served with a dollop of cream or ice-cream.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • 30 mins marinating
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Rhubarb and raspberry crostata
  • 1 bunch (500g) rhubarb, rinsed, drained, trimmed
  • 200 gram frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • icing sugar, to serve
Pastry
  • 1 2/3 cup (250g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (55g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 150 gram cold unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) iced water
Almond paste
  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 50 gram butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly

Method

Rhubarb and raspberry crostata
  • 1
    Make pastry; sift flour, icing sugar and salt into a large bowl. Coarsely grate the butter into the dry ingredients. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water and stir into a soft dough. Turn dough onto a bench and form into a thin disc. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, make almond paste; process all the ingredients to a thick paste.
  • 3
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Chop the rhubarb into 5cm pieces and put into a bowl with the frozen raspberries and caster sugar; toss to coat.
  • 4
    Lightly dust a large sheet of baking paper with flour and roll the pastry out to form a rough circle approximately 30cm in diameter. Transfer the pastry on the baking paper to a large oven tray. Spread the almond paste in the centre of the pastry, leaving an 8cm border. Top with the rhubarb mixture. Lift the sides of the pastry up over the fruit and crimp in place.
  • 5
    Bake on the lower shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until crisp and golden. Dust with icing sugar and serve with double cream or ice-cream, if desired.

Notes

Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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