Apple, raisin and almond crostata pie

Crostata, a delicious Italian dessert, has a rich history that dates back centuries. Its origins are deeply rooted in Italian culinary traditions. Here is a brief history of crostata:

  1. Ancient Origins: Crostata is believed to have ancient origins, making it one of the oldest desserts in Italian pastry tradition. It can be traced back to the pre-Christian era when it was likely a simple baked pastry.
  2. Venetian Influence: In the early 11th century, crostata started to gain recognition in Venice, Italy. It was during this time that a recipe for this delectable treat was introduced. Venetians played a significant role in its evolution.
  3. Nun's Contribution: Many attribute the modern form of crostata, particularly the jam tart version, to a nun from the convent of Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples. This nun is said to have created the jam-filled crostata as we know it today.
  4. Sweet Pie: Over the years, crostata evolved into a sweet pie filled with various types of jams, fruits, and creams. Its popularity continued to grow, and it became a staple in Italian pastry shops and homes.
  5. Cultural Significance: Crostata is not just a dessert; it carries cultural and historical significance. Legends and stories are associated with its origin, adding to its charm.
  6. Continued Evolution: Crostata continues to evolve with modern variations that incorporate different fillings and flavors. While it has deep historical roots, it remains a beloved dessert in Italy and beyond.

In summary, crostata has a long and fascinating history that spans centuries. It has evolved from a simple pastry to a beloved Italian dessert with various interpretations and cultural significance. Crostata is enjoyed worldwide, and its legacy continues to thrive.


Today, we propose a delicious baked tart with sultana raisins, sliced almonds, and pieces of apples 🥧. It's easy, quick, and aromatic, perfect to share with your loved ones in front of a warm cup of tea 🫖.



  • 1 roll of shortcrust pastry
  • 40g of chopped almonds
  • ½ glass of rum
  • 3-4 red apples
  • 50g of raisins
  • 5-6 tablespoons of sugar


  1. Soak the raisins in rum.
  2. In a saucepan, toast the chopped almonds.
  3. Separately, peel and slice the apples, then cook them over low heat with the rum used for soaking the raisins.
  4. Optionally, add the sugar.
  5. Continue cooking and stirring until the rum has completely evaporated.
  6. Unroll the shortcrust pastry, place it on our Natural & Compostable Baking Paper in a baking pan, and prick the bottom.
  7. Pour the filling and optionally use a portion of the pastry to cover the tart.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy your baking!

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