Camille Styles

The Sweeter Side

Fig & Lemon Crostata

June 23rd, 2017

I don’t know about you guys, but I spent the last two weeks of my life absolutely swooning over the #CStuscany trip. The sweeping views of golden hillsides, the al fresco dinners with flowing wine, those incredibly lavish villas — my vacation envy was in full force and I couldn’t help but find myself daydreaming of an Italian getaway of my own, on more than one occasion.

Fig & Lemon Crostata

gorgeous fig & lemon crostata

Serves 4-6


For the crust: 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg plus 1 yolk, beaten (save the white for brushing on top of the pastry)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • turbinado sugar, for sprinkling

For the filling: 

  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups fig jam
  • fresh figs, for garnish


  1. To make the pastry crust, combine the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine.
  2. Sprinkle the butter over the top of the mixture and pulse until the mixture is crumbly and there are no large chunks of butter. Add the egg, egg yolk and lemon zest, and pulse until a dough forms.
  3. Pour out onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Knead into ball, wrap tightly, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. After the dough has rested, preheat the oven to 350F. Divide the dough into two pieces, one larger than the other (the larger piece should be about 2/3 of the dough).
  5. Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface to about 1/8-inch thick, or large enough to cover a 9-inch tart dish. Press the dough into the dish and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill.
  6. Once chilled, fill the pie with jam and spread in an even layer. Roll the remaining dough to 1/8-inch thick and cut into 1/2-inch strips. Form a lattice design on the top of the crostata.
  7. Brush the top of the pastry with left over egg white and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown and the jam is bubbling. Let cool completely before serving.

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  1. Looks positively YUMMY. And the photography, wow! Just Wow!

  2. Wow this looks incredible! Absolutely gorgeous. I could eat this right now – ha!

    I hope you have a wonderful Friday,

  3. Melissa says:

    Looks divine! Do you dock the crust before putting it the freezer?

  4. I cannot WAIT until figs arrive here, the season was so short last year I totally missed them!

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