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A crostata is an Italian baked tart or pie, also known as coppi in Naples and sfogliate in Lombardy.
A crostata is an Italian baked tart or pie, also known as coppi in Naples and sfogliate in Lombardy. The earliest known use of crostata in its modern sense can be traced to the cookbooks Libro de Arte Coquinaria (Book of the Art of Cooking) by Martino da Como, published circa 1465, and Cuoco napolitano (Neapolitan Cook), published in the late 15th century containing a recipe (number 94) titled Crostata de Caso, Pane, etc..A crostata is a "rustic free-form version of an open fruit tart" that may also be baked in a pie plate.Historically, it also referred to an "open-faced sandwich or canapé" because of its crusted appearance, or a chewet, a type of meat pie.
Crostata is one of the oldest desserts of the Italian tradition, a rustic dessert composed of a short pastry base covered with fresh fruit or jam, chocolate or all kind of creams and other combinations, usually with the addition of thin strips of intertwined short pastry, but also covered with...