Cherry & Strawberry Crostata

I’ve been wanting to make a cherry pie for a while now and finally had the perfect occasion when my best friend came to stay. I knew the kind I wanted to make when I saw this recipe by Joy the Baker but chose to swap the raspberries for cherries, this time around. I used paleo pastry and it worked well.

Cherry & Strawberry Crostata

It was delicious and that hint of sweetness from the paleo pastry worked really well too, highly recommended for a summer dessert. I paired it with Sour Cream Strawberry Ice Cream, such a winning combination, but more on that later!

Cherry & Strawberry Crostata with Sour Cream Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients: (Serves 4-6)

  • 250 g of strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 200 g of cherries, stones removed and chopped in half
  • 2 tbsp of stevia powder (with equivalent sweetness to sugar, use less if using concentrated stevia)
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp of orange liqueur (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of arrowroot
  • 1 egg, beaten, for glazing
  • 2 portions of paleo pastry
  • Baking paper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix the strawberries, cherries, stevia, lemon juice, liqueur and arrowroot, stir until well combined.
  3. Roll out the pastry into a square (on a sheet of baking paper), about 5 mm thick, save any excess pastry from trimming the edges to cut into shapes for decoration.
  4. Place the fruit mixture into the centre of the square, leaving about 4-5 cm around the edges clear or fruit.
  5. Glaze the edges and then fold the top and bottom edges over the fruit, followed by the two sides.
  6. Glaze the outside of the edges and decorate with pastry shapes (optional), glaze the decorations.
  7. Lift the sheet of baking paper, with the crostata on it, onto a baking sheet and place in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, until a deep golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
  8. Slice and serve, with home made strawberry ice cream (optional but recommended).
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