Plum Pistachio Ricotta Crostata
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6 servings
This Plum Pistachio Ricotta Crostata is a quick and easy dessert that when served with a dollop of whipped cream, looks impressive and delicious!
for the dough:
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled
  • ¼ cup ice cold water
for the filling:
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or orange extract
  • ¼-1/2 cup pistachios
  • 4-8 plums, depending on size, pitted and sliced
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • extra pistachios for the top
  1. To make the dough, plus all the ingredients while drizzling in the ice water, in a food processor until it comes together. Place in bowl and let rest for 15-30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 375F and sprinkle a baking tray with cornmeal. In the same food processor, grind the pistachios for the filling and then blend with ricotta and extract to form a nutty paste.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floored surface and spread the ricotta/nut paste at the bottom, in a circle about 5 inches wide. Layer the sliced plums around, tuck the galette over, and sprinkle a few more pistachios on top. Slide on to the baking tray, brush an egg wash over the dough, and bake until golden brown round the edges, about 30 minutes.
  4. Serve warm or room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream and crushed pistachios.
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