Cherry Berry Crostata with Pinot and Rosemary

Crostatas are a favorite dessert because they are rustic, free-form open-faced pies – literally anyone can make them. This Cherry Berry Crostata with Pinot and Rosemary by Chadwick Boyd is like a big sugar cookie hugging delicious wine-soaked fruit. The cherries and marionberries bubble and bake down with a big splash of Oregon pinot…be still my holiday heart! While the crostata is in the oven, kick back and savor the rest of the wine with family and friends.

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Recipe by Chadwick Boyd, food & lifestyle expert, TV host and author. For more great recipes from Chadwick visit facebook.com/ChadwickBoyd

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Ingredients

For the Dough

1½ C All-purpose flour
2 T granulated sugar
½ t Kosher salt
6 T very cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
¼ C ice water

For the Filling

2 C frozen cherries (do not thaw)
1 C of fresh blackberries (use frozen, if needed, and/or any berry you like)
⅔ C sugar + 2 teaspoons to finish
2½ T quick-cooking tapioca
2 T Stoller Wine Pinot Noir
Zest of 1 lemon
1 T fresh rosemary, finely chopped + 2-3 branches to garnish
¾ t freshly cracked black pepper

For the Egg Wash

1 egg, well beaten
1 T milk

Preparation

Step 1
Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor with a plastic dough blade. Pulse a few times to fully combine. Add the butter pieces and pulse until the mixture looks like little pebbles, 20-30 seconds. Pulse again while streaming the water through the feed tube. When the dough starts to form a solid ball, stop the processor. Transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured surface and flatten evenly into a 2″ thick disc (about 4-5” across). Wrap in plastic and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.​

Step 2
While the dough is chilling, stir together the filling ingredients except the fresh berries in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Gently fold in the fresh berries to keep them mostly whole. Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator until the dough is ready – the fruit will soak up the wine.

Step 3
Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Step 4
Dust a rolling pin and a clean surface with flour. Place the dough on the surface and roll out into  uniform circle to about ⅛​”; thick – the pastry should be about 11” across. (I use the side of my hand to even up and smooth the sides). Carefully roll the dough over the rolling pin and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment​.

Step 5
Spoon the filling from the center of the dough to about 1½” from the outer edge. Gently fold the edges up over the filling to enclose the crostata.

Step 6
Whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl. Brush evenly onto the top of the dough. Finish by sprinkling with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Step 7
Bake for 50 minutes, until the crust is a beautiful golden brown and the juice from the fruit is thick and bubbly (it’s OK if it dribbles out from under the crust). Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet at least 30 minutes​.

Step 8
Garnish with fresh rosemary branches. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.