Rustic Pear Crostata

Pears and Pillsbury® pie crusts come together in this traditional crostata that’s baked to perfection – a tasty Italian dessert.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
can (12 oz) almond filling
1/4
cup amaretto
2
tablespoons sugar
2
medium red pears, thinly sliced
1/2
cup apricot preserves
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Remove pie crusts from pouches; unroll and stack on lightly floured surface. Roll into 14-inch round; place on cookie sheet. In medium bowl, stir together melted butter, almond filling and 2 tablespoons of the amaretto until blended; spread on crust to within 3 inches of edge. In another medium bowl, toss sugar and pears; arrange pears in circles, overlapping slices, on top of filling.
  • 2 In small saucepan, cook preserves over low heat until melted. In small bowl, strain preserves through fine wire-mesh strainer, discarding solids. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter and remaining 2 tablespoons amaretto; drizzle over pears. Fold outer 3 inches of dough toward center, pressing lightly to seal.
  • 3 Bake on lower oven rack 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 15 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    404
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Sodium
    238mg
    238%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    46g
    46%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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