Thursday, October 5, 2023

Italian Tart with Pistachio Cream (Pistachio Crostata)

Indulge your pistachio passion with this mouthwatering Italian tart: a pretty and delicious crostata made with pasta frolla filled with pistachio cream

This post is written in collaboration with Tasty Ribbon. All opinions are mine alone.

Today I'm excited to share a scrumptious Italian tart recipe that's sure to make any pistachio lover's heart sing. 

This delightful treat combines the rich flavors of Italian pistachio cream with the buttery goodness of pasta frolla (Italian sweet shortcrust pastry), resulting in a heavenly creation. Perfect for unforgettable breakfast, pretty perfect dessert, or any time of the day really!

What's more, I've had the pleasure of using the exquisite pistachio cream sent to me by Tasty Ribbon together with many other special treats. I must say, it's truly a game-changer. But before we dive into this pistachio paradise, let me tell you about the wonderful experience I had with Tasty Ribbon.

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They believe in celebrating Italy's culinary heritage by sourcing the finest ingredients and delicacies from across the country. What sets Tasty Ribbon apart is their dedication to quality, authenticity, and the incredible stories behind each product they offer.

One of the standout items in their collection is their pistachio cream, a creamy and nutty delight that elevates any dessert to new heights. It's made from the finest Sicilian pistachios, ensuring a rich and authentic flavor that's hard to match. Tasty Ribbon's commitment to quality shines through in every jar of this pistachio cream, making it a must-have for any pistachio enthusiast.

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Now, let's get to the heart of the matter: the mouthwatering Pistachio Crostata recipe. This Italian tart is surprisingly easy to make, with few simple main ingredients and this  Tasty Ribbon's premium pistachio cream. It goes without saying, that you can also fill this crostata with your favorite chocolate spread or fruit jam. Make sure to check these out at

You can make the pasta frolla in a bowl with a pastry cutter, or using the tip of a knife to cut the butter into the flour. Or if you have a food processor, you can add all the simple ingredients for the dough (you can also add some lemon zest for extra flavor),  and mix until the dough comes together. As easy as that. 

Divide this buttery dough into two parts (1/4 and 3/4). Roll out the biggest ball of dough and move to the tart pan (greased with butter and flour). Fill with the pistachio cream and decorate with a lattice top like me.  Or your favorite way. 

Note: no need for pie weights or blind bake this crostata!

After baking, for a beautiful finish, you can decorate the top of the crostata with crushed pistachios. Or if you're feeling extravagant, serve a slice of crostata with fresh fruit,  a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, OR a drizzle of melted white chocolate. Sounds amazing, right?!?

Store any leftover pistachio cream in a cool, dry place, and the crostata can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up 2 - 3 days.

Other classic Italian dessert recipes  that you might like:

PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD: How to Make this delicious Italian Crostata with Pistachio Cream

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