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italian jam tart with 2 slices cut ready to be served. Confectioner sugar and peach jam on the side.

Crostata - Italian Jam Tart

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: breakfast, dairy-free, easy dessert, jam, party, tart
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting time:: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 276kcal
Crostata is one of the best Italian desserts! This traditional jam tart recipe is easy to make and all you need is basic pantry ingredients.
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Crostata Dough (dairy-free)

  • 140 g confectioner sugar
  • 1 medium-large egg
  • 1 medium-large egg yolk
  • 90 ml high-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 280 g all-purpose flour or flour 00


  • 300 gr high-quality fruit jam or preserve (I used peach jam)


  • Whisk the sugar, eggs, olive oil, lemon zest and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
  • Gradually incorporate the flour and baking powder until the dough begins to form.
  • Transfer the dough to a work surface and continue to add the flour, whilst working the dough with your hands until you have a smooth even dough (you'll probably have some leftover flour, it's ok). Flatten into a disk, wrap with cling film and store in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 170°C conventional oven ( 150°C with fan option), and arrange the oven tray onto the middle shelf.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface, until is about 0.5 cm thick. Transfer to an 8" (20 cm) tart pan. Trim the pan of any extra dough and prick the base with the tongs of a fork.
  • Spread the pastry shell with enough jam to cover the base fully and evenly.
  • Use the remaining dough to form long strips or ropes about 2 cm large (2/3''), and arrange half of them over the base.
  • Arrange the remaning strips over the first ones forming a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake the jam tart in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until it's golden on top. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting into slices.


Store leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge up to 4 days. You can also safely freeze the tart. Make sure you store it in a freezer-friendly container and then thaw it completely (ideally overnight) before eating.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg