Whole Wheat Apricot Crostata

by jenna on May 17, 2013

The other day, in the midst of honeymoon packing and wedding seating assignments {what a headache!}, I baked something sort of ugly.

Well. Okay. Let’s call it rustic. I baked something sort of rustic.

I had just enough ripe apricots left over in the fruit bowl and some lonely whole wheat pastry flour in the pantry so I decided to throw together a simple crostata. You could call it an afternoon snack? I could feel my headache melting away as I blended the flour and butter with my fingertips and arranged the sliced apricots in the center of the tart. When it came out of the oven it smelled delicious…all fruity and brown buttery. I could hardly wait till it cooled to tear into it…so I didn’t.

These are the things I love to bake. All rustic, messy and full of imperfections.

The whole wheat flour gives the crust a crumby, almost nutty, texture and taste. And if you’re not sure you like apricots, try it anyway — they taste almost identical to peaches when used in this manner.

Why not bake this weekend? Oh, and don’t forget to share with friends…I’ve found the sweetest desserts always taste the best shared.

Get the recipe on PBS Food!


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Poetesswug (Deb) May 17, 2013 at 2:41 am

I could almost smell the apricots from here! 🙂 I think it would work great with peaches too!…most things do! ^_^


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope May 17, 2013 at 3:29 am

I can’t wait until apricots come out in the stores around here! Love all the summery fruits like that! This recipe looks amazing… definitely a “rustic” look but in the best possible way! 🙂


Averie @ Averie Cooks May 17, 2013 at 3:46 am

Rustic is good 🙂 And apricots are such a treat. One of my faves!

And I think I have the same marble slab and rolling pin. Is yours from Sur la Table?


Joelle (on a pink typewriter) May 17, 2013 at 4:34 am

Yum – that sounds great. I especially love dried apricots.

Ps. do you still get terrible headaches like you used to?


Tieghan May 17, 2013 at 4:46 am

A little bit of rustic never heart anybody!! I love the apricots. This sounds delicious!


Molly @ RDexposed May 17, 2013 at 5:12 am

I’m not even sure if I’ve ever eaten an apricot? I just always went the peach route.


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 17, 2013 at 5:24 am

This sounds so good!! Yum!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan May 17, 2013 at 6:50 am

I prefer rustic over ugly, so pretty!


Erika@balancedspoon.com May 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

Rustic food is my favorite thing to make as well. Just like people… its beautiful not in spite of, but because, of the imperfections. Plus who doesn’t love crumbly nutty dough + sweet apricots?? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you post. 🙂


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 17, 2013 at 7:13 am

Oh my gosh, this sounds so good! I got into apricots in a big way last summer and can’t wait to start creating with them again this year. Have a wonderful weekend Jenna!


Dana May 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

This is SO pretty! Looks so yummy!


Heather @ Barefoot Crafts May 17, 2013 at 7:54 am

“I baked something sort of ugly” I nearly spit my coffee at the keyboard over that hahah. I want to eat this with ice cream om nom nom.


dixya@food, pleasure, and health May 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

i see nothing but beauty and delicious in this imperfectly rustic crostata


Mr. & Mrs. P May 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

Just love how rustic crostatas are! Perfect!


Heather Kneisler May 17, 2013 at 8:44 am

Very rustic. Perfect for the start of summer!


Alysa (InspiredRD) May 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

I ALWAYS use the term rustic. Good call 🙂


jamie@ green beans & grapefruit May 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

Looks really good! I love apricots.


Sparkly Jules May 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

OMG, I love apricots. And pie crust. My kitchen is so tiny I normally won’t try anything this ambitious because there just isn’t room. But I think I’ll make an exception for this. And my husband loves apricots, too. Hmm. To share or not to share, that is the question. LOL

Thanks for the recipe!



M.C. @ThousandStoryKitchen May 17, 2013 at 10:47 am

NOT ugly- “rustic” looks fantastic in my book. Plus, apricots are a favorite of mine- wish my market had them today!


Caroline L. May 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Perfect for summer mornings (or afternoons or nights or spring, winter, fall… I don’t discriminate!) – now, go get married girly!!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

This looks fantastic! I can’t wait until late July/August when apricots are finally in season here


Karin May 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm
Shelly May 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

Looks really tasty and yummy! Yeah, here is the apricot lover!!


Miss Kim @ behgopa May 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

Yum. They look like the perfect balance of sweet and fruity. I’d like a cup of coffee with those! I love apricots. I recently added them to a crème brulee, and it was fabulous. I love the succulent tanginess brought out from the apricots in desserts.


Rene June 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

YUMM!!! Apricots… I think It would be taste better with choco pie or fruit jelly…


Rafa March 22, 2015 at 10:37 pm

I love apricots. Thanks for the recipe!


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