Crostata con la Crema with Lemon Curd

Crostata con la Crema with Lemon Curd

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.

This may not come as a surprise to any of my readers, but my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the dessert/pie. It’s so hard to narrow it down to just one kind of pie, so this year I made three pies for nine of us. My husband loves pumpkin, my daughter requested Cranberry Apple Streusel and for my mom, who loved lemon desserts I made this month’s Daring Baker’s challenge a Crostata and topped it with lemon curd.

My mom was so pleased that I made lemon “pie” for her because “I know she loves lemon!” I miss you mom!




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  1. Elaine says

    I just ran across your site and am so very intrigued! I am especially interested in what you call “Crostata con la Crema with Lemon Curd”, am on that page and, unlike every other page I’ve opened on this site, there is no recipe/s available. So, would you please tell me where to find the recipe/s for this beautiful pie? Or is it a compilation of recipes from the site mentioned above-Daring Bakers? If so, I would love to know what went into it besides Lemon Curd. Thanks for your help!

  2. says

    I’m awfully late in commenting Barbara, but this looks really wonderful. I enjoyed this pastry – it was quite tasty. I did mincemeat and frangipane but now I wish I had done lemon!