Pear Berry Crostata


Megan and I wanted to make a quick and easy dessert to go with Sunday dinner.  We had a “ready crust” in the fridge, some frozen and fresh fruit, and we came up with this “free form” crostata pie.


1 pie crust

2 cups frozen mixed berries, defrosted

1 pear, peeled, cored, diced

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup blackberry jam

2 teaspoons Marsala wine

1 Tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with baking parchment, then unroll pie crust on it.

Peel the pear

Remove the core. Make slices along the long side of the pear, then chop the other direction to make bite-size pieces.

Place in a bowl and add the lemon juice to prevent browning.

Add the berries, that have been defrosted in a colander (getting rid of excess juice).

Place the berries in the bowl and add the jam.  Mix all together.

Add the flour, wine and sugar, mix together.

Place pie filling in the middle of the crust.

Fold the crust up to hold the filling in.

Place in a preheated, 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Carefully remove the crostata from the baking sheet to a serving plate. Dust the pie with a little powdered sugar and serve!