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Almost every adult can relate to that nostalgic feeling of sinking their teeth into a warm PopTart. You had them before school, at school, or even as an after school snack. However, if you eat one now, it doesn’t carry the same amazingness as it once did. What if we told you there was a dessert you could make that would give you that same nostalgic feeling with a much more adult taste? Giada De Laurentiis’ knows how to elevate classic kid favorites like grilled cheese and strawberry banana smoothies and her jam crostata is basically a grown-up PopTart. Oh yeah, and the best part is that it basically only contains four ingredients.
De Laurentiis shared the creation on her Giadzy Instagram account, dedicated to all of her delicious recipes. She wrote, “A crostata is essentially an Italian free-form pie – think of it as a pie with lower standards and less pressure to make it perfect! They’re delicious in both savory and sweet applications, but this recipe may be our favorite 😋. Tap the link in our bio for the #recipe!”
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If you choose to make this with store-bought pie crust, which she says you can easily do, there are only four ingredients. Raspberry preserves, lemon juice, toasted sliced almonds, pie crust and (optional) powdered sugar for dusting.
This dessert is the perfect way to curb that sweet craving without the awful sugar headache we have all experienced at one point or another. There is a very low amount of sugar per serving in this; only 3 grams of sugar to be exact. Taking less than an hour to make, this recipe is surely a great one if you want a fast dessert that will immediately take you back to your childhood.
Check out De Laurentiis’ Jam Crostata recipe HERE.
Also, if you’ve been craving more of De Laurentiis’ recipes, make sure to grab her beloved cookbook on Amazon called Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner (which is on sale for nearly a whopping 54 percent off right now!)
Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner
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