Strawberry and Ricotta Crostata with Fig Jam

This Strawberry and Ricotta Crostata is made with a delicious shortcrust pastry

Which is covered with a layer of fig jam, then topped with ricotta and strawberries—all baked to perfection in the oven

A crostata is a traditional Italian dessert made in many Italian homes

Ingredients for Strawberry and Ricotta Crostata with Fig Jam – for fig jam – 20-25 (260 g) dried figs (stem removed) and cut into small pieces – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1 cup water – juice of a lemon – 2 tsp vanilla extract – for the dough – 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour and more for rolling – 1 cup granulated sugar – 2 tsp baking powder – 2 eggs – 2 egg yolks – 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter at room temperature – to fill – 1 cup strawberries chopped – 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp divided granulated sugar – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 2 cups ricotta – 1 egg – juice of a lemon

Servings - 10, Preparation time - 30 mins, Cooking time - 1 hour 15 mins, Calories - 699 kcal

This is basically the Italian version of a pie. There are plenty of filling options for anything in between, from classic jam fillings to chocolate fillings

It can be made in advance, refrigerated, and served the next day (and fig jam can be made even more in advance

It freezes so well, perfect when a sweet craving hits, or for unexpected guests to visit

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