Fruits of Winter Crostata

Enjoy dessert Italian-style! Enjoy this fruit crostata that’s baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts.

  • prep time 4 hr 30 min
  • total time 6 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2/3
cup dried pears, chopped
2/3
cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2
cup dried plums, chopped
1/4
cup golden raisins
2
cups apple juice
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
2/3
cup chunky applesauce
2
teaspoons lemon juice
3/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
teaspoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix chopped dried fruits, raisins and 1 1/2 cups of the apple juice. Refrigerate about 4 hours or overnight until fruit plumps up; draining any excess juice.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll pie crust into ungreased 15x10-inch pan. In 2-quart saucepan, thoroughly mix cornstarch and remaining 1/2 cup apple juice. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and clears. Add applesauce, lemon juice, almond extract and fruit mixture, stirring until well blended.
  • 3 Spoon fruit mixture onto center of crust to within 2 inches of edge. Carefully fold 2-inch edge of crust up over fruit mixture, pleating crust slightly as necessary. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over crust edge.
  • 4 Bake about 50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and fruit mixture is bubbling. Cool 30 minutes before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining crostata.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    135mg
    135%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    29g
    29%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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