Definition of crostata in US English:

crostata

noun

  • An open-faced fruit tart, often with a decorative lattice top.

    ‘an apple crostata was served warm with a scoop of vanilla gelato’
    • ‘If you miss Mom's cherry pie, the crackling cherry crostata will make you want to call her.’
    • ‘Then the last call came, so we had last small bites of our favorites from the tray - in my case muscat jelly, crostata, and fig with prosciutto.’
    • ‘Apple-cranberry crostata is delicious when the crust is crisp (one night it was soggy).’
    • ‘I preferred the just-baked crostata, a rustic apple pie constructed with sweet, bread-like dough.’
    • ‘Molten chocolate cake and heirloom apple crostata, both served with ice cream, were simply delicious.’
    • ‘They included a warm roasted apple crostata (a free-form tart) and a super-gooey banana split.’
    • ‘There's a tasteful brown-sugar cheesecake shaped like a tart, and a flaky apple crostata shaped like a small manhole cover.’
    • ‘For dessert, Don had the key lime panna cotta and I had their peach crostata.’
    • ‘When a chef deftly offers sesame cannoli and quince crostata as such easy pleasures, you know he is teasing - no, taunting - you to return.’
    • ‘Some more bites from the strolling tray: sesame grissini or breadstick and crostata or a thin cracker with dried fruits.’

Origin

Italian.

Pronunciation

crostata

/krəˈstädə//krəˈstɑdə/