Honey Blueberries & Cream Crostata

Blueberry Crostata

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Ingredients:
Pastry Dough1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons ice water

Filling
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Instructions:
To make the pastry dough combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; pulse until incorporated.  Add butter and pulse until well combined and mealy.  Add the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until incorporated and dough starts to come together.  Form the dough into a flat disc and wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill for at least 1 hour.

To make the filling, in a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and honey until well combined.  In a small bowl, stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon until well combined. 

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll out the dough into an 1/8-inch thick round on a lightly floured surface; transfer to cookie sheet.  Spread cream cheese mixture into the center, leaving about two inches of the dough exposed.  Top cream cheese with blueberries.  Fold over the edges of dough onto blueberries; crimp, if desired.  Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of blueberries and crust.  Bake 15 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.  Stir together honey and melted butter in a small bowl; drizzle on top of crostata.

Makes 6 servings

18 comments:

  1. I literally LOL'd all the way through this excellent post! :D
    Your crostada is glorious. I agree with you about pumpkin season, and yes, whatever happened to apple season? (But I would be right there with you sneakin' pumpkin stuff.)

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    1. Aw thanks, Linda! That makes me feel good. We should bake some apple recipes! What's your favorite apple recipe?

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  2. This looks amazing!!! I would be taking full advantage of all the glorious summer fruit too - though I do like pumpkin.

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    1. Thank you I forgot our seasons will be reversed!!

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  3. Agreed. The last day of summer is 9/21. We need to enjoy nothing but summer fruit until then. After the equinox, we must eat lots and lots of apple treats. This pumpkin obsession has to stop. I just don't understand how anyone can like the taste of pumpkin. YEs, the pumpkin spices are good, but a pile of canned squash is just yucky. But you knew that already. ;-)

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    1. DId you know there isn't any actual pumpkin in those pumpkin starbucks drinks? Can you believe that! I need more apple recipes.

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  4. I love me some pumpkin too, just not yet!

    I am very sad that I didn't make a blueberry pie this year. I kept meaning to, but never followed through on it. I'd take a slice of this crostata over pumpkin anything.

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  5. i can't understand the pumpkin spice craze, but i do think your dessert looks amazing. i'll take blueberries over pumpkin any day. :)

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  6. Pumpkin keeps - fresh blueberries don't! If I fill my cart with pumpkin instead of blueberries, it's not like I can come back in a few weeks and get the blueberries then. So fresh fruit it is - preferably local - until I can't find them any more.
    By the way, it doesn't count if you have a pumpkin something when you're out - you can't be held responsible for other people jumping the gun on pumpkin season, now can you? That would be silly!

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    1. Well, you're right about that. There's so much fresh fruit still. Pumpkin can wait! Haha and yes, I agree.

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  7. Great post! I'm a big fan of summer berries, so you had me w/ the first picture of the crostata. And no need to apologize about the pumpkin - I'm right there with you! I already bought two boxes of pumpkin spice k-cups (for my Keurig) to stock up for the fall. So I had to laugh when I saw your Starbucks drink.

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    1. Thanks, Jim D I am too. Mmm pumpkin k cups. I need to get some of those! This year I have a Keurig.

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  8. I do like pumpkin but I've sort of been a grouch about it this year. Maybe it's because here in Texas we still have at least another month of hot temps. Grrr. Meanwhile, I shall enjoy the heck out of fresh blueberries!

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  9. Hi Emily, this looks wonderful! Could you give a little more instruction about the edge? Do you build it up before you put the filling in the middle, or after?

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  10. Hi Tom! Whoops. I'm sorry! I completely missed that step. I updated the recipe. I leave about two inches of the dough exposed, then put the cream cheese and blueberries into the center. Then I fold the dough over the blueberries and sort of flute the edges. I should have rolled the dough out thinner, I think. The bottom was pretty thick. Then I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top.

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