Strawberry Crostata
  • 1 homemade or store-bought pie crust
  • 1lb strawberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and slice your strawberries, and toss them into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar to the sliced strawberries, and stir. Taste them. If they need more sugar, add another tablespoon. Add the cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to the strawberries. Stir to dissolve the cornstarch.
  3. Roll out the pie crust into a 12-13" diameter. It should be about ¼" thick, at the minimum. You can make it slightly thinner, if desired. Place the pie crust onto a large baking sheet, lined with parchment.
  4. Dump the strawberries into the center of the dough circle. Pile them into the middle of the dough, leaving about a 1½" border all the way around the edge. Gently fold the border around the strawberries to enclose the dough, pleating it to make a circle.
  5. Bake the crostata at 400 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and crisp. Allow the crostata to cool for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, or vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Recipe by Delish D'Lites at