Crostata recipe: Camping dessert recipe

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Last updated on July 12 2020

Just because you are camping, or staying outdoors, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy good food. That includes camping desserts. Use the campfire to create this beautiful fruit crostata that is one of the easiest camping recipes you’ll find.

Use fresh, in-season fruit. It doesn’t really matter what kind of fruit you use. Pile it up inside this tasty pastry and you’ll have an excellent camping dessert for your friends and family.

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  • 125g butter (pastry)
  • 80g butter (filling)
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp chilled water
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 80g almond meal
  • 50g plain flour
  • Fruit – eg peaches, apricots, strawberries, berries


In a bowl mix the butter, powdered sugar and flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Use the tips of your fingers so that you mix it in finely. The lighter you are in this process, the better the pastry will be.

Add the 2 egg yolks and the chilled water and mix together until a dough forms. Wrap it in plastic and put aside for at least 30 minutes. If you have access to a fridge or chiller, this would be the perfect place to rest it.

For the filling, beat 80g butter and 1/3 cup caster sugar until it is pale. Add the egg and beat and then stir in the 80g of almond meal.

Mix through well. Add the 50g flour.

Roll out the pastry to around 15 inches. Cover with the filling.

Top with your chosen fruit and fold in the edges of the pastry. Brush the pastry with some whisked egg. Sprinkle some additional sugar over the top.

Bake it in a dutch oven until golden brown.

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About the Author
Carrie has loved camping and being outdoors since she was a small child. After travelling extensively throughout the world, Carrie and her husband Chad really found their love of exploring by RV. Even though this is their preferred mode of travel these days, you can still find them in a tent too. Wherever they are, you can be sure they are also enjoying good food and wine.

Author: Carrie