Pear and Barberry Crostata

 


We’re sweet on the sour, dried Persian fruit gaining attention: barberry. Showcase the fruit’s cranberry-like similarities in a free-form crostata tart with pears, flavored with apple pie spice and pure almond extract. Sprinkled with slivered almonds for a picture-perfect finish, it’s rustic, easy and downright delicious.


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Ingredients Quantities Instructions
All-purpose flour, divided 1 1/3 cups 1. For the Dough, place 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour and almond flour, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. sea salt in food processor; cover. Pulse to mix. Add butter; pulse until resembles pea-size crumbs. With top part of food process cover removed, add 3 tablespoons ice-cold water while processing until a dough forms. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth. Shape into an 8-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. For the Filling, mix 7 tablespoons of the sugar, flour, apple pie spice and sea salt in large bowl. Add pears, barberries and almond extract; toss gently to coat. Set aside.

3. Roll dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Place dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon filling into center of dough, spreading to within 1 1/2 inches of edges. Fold edge of crust up over fruit, pleating or folding crust as needed. Brush crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and sliced almonds.

4. Bake the crostata on the middle rack of the oven 25 to 30 minutes or until pears are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool slightly on baking sheet. Cool completely on wire rack. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Almond flour 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar, divided 3/4 cup
McCormick Culinary® Mediterranean Sea Salt, Fine Grind, divided 1/2 teaspoon
Cold unsalted butter, diced 1/2 cup
Bosc pears, peeled, cored and quartered 3 eaches
Dried barberries 3/4 cup
McCormick® Apple Pie Spice 1 teaspoon
McCormick Culinary® Imitation Almond Extract 1/2 teaspoon
Eggs, lightly beaten 1 each
Sliced almonds 2 tablespoons
Ingredients Quantities Instructions
All-purpose flour, divided 8 1/4 cups 1. For the Dough, place 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour and almond flour, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. sea salt in food processor; cover. Pulse to mix. Add butter; pulse until resembles pea-size crumbs. With top part of food process cover removed, add 3 tablespoons ice-cold water while processing until a dough forms. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth. Shape into an 8-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. For the Filling, mix 7 tablespoons of the sugar, flour, apple pie spice and sea salt in large bowl. Add pears, barberries and almond extract; toss gently to coat. Set aside.

3. Roll dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Place dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon filling into center of dough, spreading to within 1 1/2 inches of edges. Fold edge of crust up over fruit, pleating or folding crust as needed. Brush crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and sliced almonds.

4. Bake the crostata on the middle rack of the oven 25 to 30 minutes or until pears are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool slightly on baking sheet. Cool completely on wire rack. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Almond flour 3 cups
Granulated sugar, divided 8 1/4 cups
Sea Salt, Mediterranean Fine Grind 3 teaspoons
Cold unsalted butter, diced 3 cups
Bosc pears, peeled, cored and quartered 18 eaches
Dried barberries 4 1/2 cups
McCormick® Apple Pie Spice 2 tablespoons
Almond, Imitation 1 tablespoon
Eggs, lightly beaten 6 eaches
Sliced almonds 3/4 cup
Ingredients Quantities Instructions
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Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories 482 kcal


Total fat 22 g


Saturated fat 10 g


Cholesterol 71 mg


Sodium 184 mg


Carbohydrate 64 g


Dietary fiber 6 g


Protein 7 g



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