Apricot Crostata

A summer crostata dessert made with fresh apricots.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 20 mins
10 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh apricots, pitted and sliced

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons rum

  • cooking spray

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed, divided

  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks

  • cup dark brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Mix together apricots, white sugar, and rum in a bowl. Cover and let macerate in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a 12-inch square of parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.

  3. Place flour, cold butter, dark brown sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and ginger into a food processor. Blend in short bursts until butter is in pea-sized lumps.

  4. Whisk together buttermilk and egg in a bowl; pour into butter-flour mixture and continue to blend until it forms a soft dough. Form dough into a smooth ball, using additional flour as needed.

  5. Pat dough ball into a thick circle onto the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Drain apricots, reserving juice in a bowl. Spread apricots evenly on top of dough circle; draw edges of dough up over fruit.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until crostata is baked through, golden on top, and fruit is soft, about 45 minutes.

  8. While crostata is baking, pour reserved apricot juice and orange juice into a saucepan. Bring mixture to a simmer; cook syrup until it has reduced by 2/3.

  9. Remove crostata from the oven. Brush syrup on top. Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Cook's Notes:

If apricots aren't appearing near you, almost any fruit would do.

You can substitute brandy for rum, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
8g Fat
45g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 344mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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