A Crostata is an Italian dessert that resembles a pie or a tart, but (in my opinion) is WAY better. I mean just look at how beautiful it looks! The crust is light and flakey. The filling is sweet and seasoned perfectly. Honestly, it was exactly what I needed to get me through this ice-cold winter. Also, if you’re like me, then you love love love cooked pear. This is why this Vegan Spiced Pear Crostata is one of the greatest pastries I’ve ever made. Trust me, you need to try this one!
This recipe calls for vegan margarine. I always use Earth Balance because it works perfectly in most baked goods and it tastes exactly like regular butter. I also used Califia Farms Oat milk in this recipe; however, I know everyone has a different alternative milk preference, so feel free to try this recipe with the milk of our choice. Both of the items listed above are vegan and soy-free, hooray!
This recipe is relatively simple and quick. The only reason it takes longer than 15 min is that the dough needs to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This is totally fine because you can spend that time walking an episode of The Great British Baking Show like I normally do! I just love cooking shows! If you have any recommendations, please let me know! I need something to watch during this blizzard week we’re having.
Do you love Crostata so much you wish you could have it for every meal? No worries! I have a Savory Vegan Tomato Crostata with Whole Wheat-Rosemary Crust that you would just love! After eating that for dinner, you can have the Vegan Spiced Pear Crostata for dessert! It’s a Crostata kind of day!