overhead photo of a jam crostata with 3 slices cut out of it

Strawberry Crostata (Italian Jam Tart)

Crostata is one of the most classic Italian desserts. This recipe makes the perfect dough (pasta frolla) just like nonna would make. You can even make it ahead of time, freeze it, and enjoy it at your convenience!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crostata, jam tart
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 583 kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • zest of one lemon about 1 tbsp
  • 1 1/4 cup strawberry jam


  1. In bowl of a KitcheAid mixer, stir together flour, sugar, and baking powder. 

  2. Fit the mixer with the paddle attachment, and add the eggs, egg yolk, butter and lemon zest. 

  3. Beat the ingredients together in the mixer until the dough starts to come together, until it almost forms a ball. 

  4. On a smooth surface, very gently form the dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for one hour. 

  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove dough from the fridge, remove 1/4 of the dough, and roll the rest of the dough out with a rolling pin on a well floured surface until it's 1/8" thick. 

  6. Roll the dough on to the rolling pin, and transfer it to a tart pan. 

  7. Top dough with jam and spread it out evenly. 

  8. Cut strips from remaining dough, and make a lattice pattern on the crostata. Fold in the edges of the crostata over the lattices. 

  9. Bake crostata in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until dough is golden. 

  10. Remove from oven, let crostata cool completely (a few hours), slice and serve! 

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Crostata (Italian Jam Tart)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 583 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.