Mixed Berry Crostata with Lemon-Honey Ricotta Cream, a fresh treat for berry season with a cool creamy accent!
I get confused…is it a galette, crostata, free-form pie, flat tart, what?
I’m pretty sure the only difference between all of these, is where you live.
For the French, it’s a galette. For the Italians, it’s a crostata. For Americans? Well, we Americans like to use multiple names for the same thing. I’ve even heard of this being called a Lazy Pie. Whatever it is, it’s amazingly delectable and simple to make!
calling it sharing a Berry Crostata with Lemon-Honey Ricotta Cream… For some reason I always use the term galette when it’s savory and a crostata when it’s sweet.
I like to make crostatas every time certain fruits comes in season. I also make them around the holidays, when we are preparing some sort of feast and I’ve already used all the pie and tart pans for other dishes. Crostatas are handy!
The day I made this particular Berry Crostata with Lemon-Honey Ricotta Cream, Lt. Dan called and said he would be home a little late and not to worry about making dinner.
I looked at the kids and thought, “Anything I make them is going to be overlooked by the fact that dessert is waiting for us.”
So you know what we did? We had a very small green salad, and crostata with ricotta cream for dinner.
I don’t know if that makes me a very bad mommy, or a very good mommy, but I’m sure it’s one or the other.
The kids gobbled up the Berry Crostata with Lemon-Honey Ricotta Cream with wide smiles on their faces and a mischievous sparkle in their eyes!
Later when my husband came home, he saw the rest of the crostata and a curious expression came over is face. He said, “I plan on eating all of that tonight. I know that’s gluttonous, but I don’t care.”
He sat down and ate over half of this Berry Crostata and Ricotta Cream without blinking. He said half way through he needed to stop but he just couldn’t. Later he had a major tummy ache, but he swears it was worth it!
What makes this Berry Crostata with Lemon-Honey Ricotta Cream special?
Let’s start with the obvious, freshly picked berries.
You could make this with frozen berries any time of year, but it’s not quite the same. The berry mixture is also not overly sweet…I think that’s what makes it so addictive.
You could truly just keep eating and eating it, as my husband so kindly demonstrated.
The crust is a simple pie crust, but homemade pie crusts are fairly special on their own.
And last, the Lemon-Honey Ricotta Cream… Don’t skip the cream. It is to die for!
A fluffy blend with smooth cheese, sweetened with honey, and brightened with lemon zest. You will be licking your plate clean!
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