I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Italian desserts... Crostata di frutta, or fruit pie in English. This is a perfect summer desserts since it's served cold right out of the fridge! Yummy!
Ingredients for Pie crust:
1-1/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup white sugar (150 gr.)
1/2 cup powder sugar
2 tbsp cold water
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Mix everything together and when you form a nice ball of dough place some plastic wrap around it and let it cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
When the dough has cooled down, roll it and cover the whole surface of a pie pan.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Ingredients for the custard (Crema pasticcera):
1/2 liter of milk
2/3 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Bring the milk and the vanilla to a boil. In a separate bowl beat the yolks with the flour and the sugar until smooth. Pour the yolks cream into the boiling milk and continue stirring until it reaches the desired consistency. Set the custard aside and let it cool down.
Once cool, pour the custard into the pie crust and start decorating with the fruits that you've picked for your pie.... you can chose whatever you like! As you can see this time I used: kiwi, Maraschino cherries, peaches, strawberries, bananas.
To get a shiny look for your pie, get a bag of gelatin for pies, follow the instructions on the bag and pour it right on top... it will prevent the fruit to get brown and it will give it a yummy and shiny look! Enjoy!! Buon Appetito! :D