A Single Serve Berry Crostata Recipe

Right here’s the final of the one serve recipes you didn’t know you wanted.  To date we’ve made a single cinnamon roll, two giant chocolate chip cookies, and two lemon poppy seed muffins.  Final weekend whereas visiting my dad and mom in Los Angeles my very personal mom stated, “I don’t get these single recipes,” and truthful sufficient mother – truthful sufficient.  She’s a double-batch, store-in-the-freezer mom and I respect it.  BUT there’s one thing fairly luxurious about taking the time to make one thing singular and particular only for your self.  This can be a little little bit of self care and at the moment’s little bit of care takes the type of one single berry crostata.

As at all times, you may double this recipe for you and your babe or you may make this whole dang pie and dwell your best possible life.

ingredients for berry crostata in smal bowls.

Listed below are the components you’ll must make this single serve Berry Crostata:

•  all-purpose flour

•  chilly unsalted butter, lower into small cubes

•  granulated sugar

•  kosher salt

•  cornstarch

•  chilly buttermilk (or ice water in a pinch)

•  a spritz of lemon juice (and lemon zest for additional credit score)

•  blueberries and raspberries or any fruit you favor. Peach and blackberry is one other good mixture!

•  turbinado sugar (however solely in case you have it within the pantry, a sprinkle of granulated sugar will work simply as nicely)

We’ve made pie crust a great deal of occasions through the years, but when that is your first rodeo, right here’s how to make pie crust by hand.

In a small bowl, whisk collectively flour, sugar, and salt.  Use a pastry blender or your fingers to work chilly butter into the dry components making a crumbly dough with butter chunks the dimensions of small peas and oat flakes.

Make a nicely within the heart of the buttery combination and add just a few tablespoons of buttermilk.  (And should you don’t have buttermilk, I get it – here are a few easy ways to make quick buttermilk substitutes or you may add 2 tablespoons of ice water instead of dairy.)

Berry crostata pie crust

Mix the little pie dough ball right into a shaggy however moist and cohesive disk.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and retailer within the fridge for 20 minutes or so.  I often go away pie crust to relaxation within the fridge for an hour however I really feel like a single-serve recipe can also be about urgency so we’re speeding the method alongside a bit.

Whereas the crust has its little chill second, whip up the berry combination.  In a small bowl toss collectively fruit, sugar, cornstarch, and somewhat squeeze of lemon.  The cornstarch and sugar will all dissolve within the oven so don’t fear in the event that they don’t utterly dissolve.

Roll chilled crust on a calmly floured floor to a thick 1/4-inch spherical.  Place the little dough spherical on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spoon the fruit into the middle of the dough spherical.

Fold the dough edges up and across the fruit, creating a pleasant little pocket stuffed with fruit.  As an alternative of egg wash we’ll brush the surface of the crust with buttermilk or any dairy you’ve gotten readily available.  There’s no must crack a complete egg for this little crostata child.

Sprinkle with sugar and bake within the higher third of the oven till golden brown and effervescent.  The cornstarch will thicken the berry juice because it bubbles so be sure the juices come to a bubble earlier than eradicating the pastry from the oven.

Berry crostata topped with whipped cream with coffee.

Prime the nice and cozy tart with vanilla ice cream or calmly whipped cream.  Please please please get pleasure from this berry crostata whereas it’s nonetheless heat (simply after it stopped effervescent for me), and sitting down at your kitchen counter (although I’ve the worst behavior of consuming standing over the sink).  This can be a excellent little second.

Joyful Micro-Batch Baking from me to you.

Now, should you’re within the temper for extra (bigger) summer season pie concepts:

My Favorite Strawberry Crumble Pie

Fried Blueberry Handpies

Tomato Pie with Blue Cheese Biscuits 


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Berry crostata topped with whipped cream with coffee.

A Single Serve Berry Crostata Recipe




  1. Place a rack within the higher third of the oven and preheat oven to 400 levels F. Line a small baking pan with parchment paper and put aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk collectively flour, sugar, and salt. Add the chilly butter and use your fingers to interrupt the butter up into smaller bits, the dimensions of small peas and oat flakes. Create a nicely within the heart of the dry components and add buttermilk. Use a fork to carry all of it collectively right into a shaggy dough.
  3. Flip the shaggy dough out onto the counter and produce collectively right into a small disk. Add a splash extra buttermilk if the dough feels dry. Wrap in a bit of plastic wrap or waxed paper and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl toss collectively berries, sugar, cornstarch, salt and somewhat squeeze of lemon.
  5. Frivolously flour the counter and roll the crust right into a 6 or 8-inch circle simply thicker than 1/4-inch. Spoon fruit onto the crust and fold the crust up over the fruit. Brush the perimeters with buttermilk and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  6. Use a big spatula or bench scraper to switch the crostata to the ready baking pan. Bake for 22-24 minutes till golden and effervescent. Serve heat with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

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