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Sweet Ricotta and Fig Crostata

What's a better way to enjoy the summer than with a sweet ricotta and fig crostata that's perfect for any occasion!

If you are a fan a figs (like most of us are) then this recipe is the perfect recipe to try especially while we are currently in fig season. Check out the delicious recipe by Tutti a Tavola below!


  • 300 g of 00 Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 g of Sugar
  • 100 g of Butter or Margarine
  • 8 g of Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 350 g Ricotta
  • 4 Tbsps of Sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4-5 Figs


  1. Start by placing your flour, sugar, butter, egg, salt, baking powder, and zest from half a lemon onto a clean flat surface to make your crostata dough.
  2. Knead all ingredients by hand until you get a smooth texture.
  3. Create a cylinder shape with the dough and cover in plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. While waiting for the dough, start making the ricotta cream by mixing your ricotta, sugar, and zest from the lemon. Mix until ricotta is creamy.
  5. Once your dough is cooled, break off 1/3 of it as it will be used for the top of the crostata.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough big enough to cover a 24cm pan.
  7. Butter the bottom of your pan and place your dough inside pressing down the sides and corners until it’s all evened out.
  8. Fill your pan with the ricotta cream and cut up as many peeled figs as you’d like on top.
  9. Break up the remaining dough into little pieces and place on top of the crostata in any design you’d like along with an even sprinkle of sugar.
  10. Place in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.
  11. Once cooled, sprinkle icing sugar and freshly cut figs on top for decoration and enjoy!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy figs? Share your suggestions below in the comments.

[Tutti a Tavola]

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