Blueberry and cream cheese crostata

Blueberry and cream cheese crostata

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Blueberries: Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great choice for a healthy snack or addition to recipes.
  2. Cream Cheese: Cream cheese is a good source of protein and calcium. It also provides essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A and riboflavin.
  3. Crostata Crust: The crust of the crostata is typically made with flour, butter, and sugar. While these ingredients may not offer significant nutritional benefits, they add flavor and texture to the dessert.


  1. 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  2. ¼ teaspoon salt
  3. ½ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  4. ¼ cup granulated sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  6. 1 cup blueberries
  7. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  8. ½ cup powdered sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 egg yolk

Processing Steps

  1. Prepare the Crust: In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and granulated sugar. Add the cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the lemon zest and pulse a few more times. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead it gently. Shape it into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the egg yolk and mix well.
  3. Assemble the Crostata: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface into a circle. Transfer the dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread the cream cheese filling over the dough, leaving a border around the edges. Sprinkle the blueberries on top of the filling.
  4. Bake: Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, creating a rustic border. Brush the edges with an egg wash for a golden finish. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set.

Tips and Recommendations

- Serve the blueberry and cream cheese crostata warm or at room temperature.
- You can dust the crostata with powdered sugar before serving for an extra touch of sweetness.
- Pair the crostata with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a delicious dessert.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- When shopping for ingredients, make sure to choose fresh and ripe blueberries for the best flavor.
- You can customize the filling by adding other fruits like raspberries or strawberries.
- Experiment with different crust variations, such as using almond flour or adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
- Enjoy this blueberry and cream cheese crostata as a special treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

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