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Plum Crostata

Plum Crostata

A delicious dessert with perfectly ripened plums that caramelize during baking on a shortbread crust.

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15 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

6 to 8 tablespoons cold water


6 medium (3 cups) ripe plums, pitted, sliced 1/8-inch

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice

1/2 to 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


Powdered sugar, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, sugar and salt in bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in water with fork until flour is just moistened.

  3. STEP 3

    Press or roll pastry into 14-inch circle onto ungreased baking sheet. Shape into 10-inch circle by forming 2-inch rim around outside edge; loosely crimp edge. Prick bottom of pastry with fork. Bake 15 minutes.

  4. STEP 4

    Arrange plums in pinwheel fashion on pastry. Stir together brown sugar, orange juice and orange zest in bowl; spread evenly over plums. Continue baking 22-27 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

  5. STEP 5

    Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

300 Calories
14 Fat (g)
35 Cholesterol (mg)
240 Sodium (mg)
41 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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