Lazy Gal's Blueberry Crostata

My cooking and posts have taken on a summer tone. The easier the better. We still need to eat around our house, but I really haven't been in the mood to plan and shop for our meals. Pre-summer, I would plan out at least 5 meals and a couple desserts and a shopping list for my trip to the grocery store on a weekly basis. As summer has descended on our household, I have been making less frequent visits to the store and improvising with what is available in the freezer.

I ALWAYS have a homemade baked good on the counter. On a recent trip to Wal Mart, I stocked up on Oreos and Pepperidge Farm cookies to make up for the absence of treats at our house. No Thank You Boy has been begging me to make a "real blueberry pie" - aka a lattice topped blueberry pie - for about a week. I kind of gave in to his request making a Lazy Gal's Blueberry Crostata. A sheet of puff pastry from the freezer, a couple pints of blueberries from the fridge, and a sprinkle of raw sugar and voila! 20 minutes later a blueberry treat.

Thrill and amaze your family and friends with this crostata. Just don't tell them that you made it with one arm tied behind your back and one eye closed.

Lazy Gal's Blueberry Crostata

1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 pint of blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
raw or sprinkling sugar
vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Unfold the pastry and roll out to about a 12 inch x 12 inch square. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. In a large bowl, combine blueberries with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mound berry mixture in center of the pastry. Fold edges over of pastry over berries, pleating to make a circle. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust is golden and the berries begin to release their juice. Let cool for 5 - 10 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


recipes2share said...

I'm drooling & can almost taste the berries...can you pleaaase mail a slice??

Lisa said...

Oh, I could eat that for breakfast right now! And the jersey blueberries are so good at this time of year!.

Robin Sue said...

Send me some good NJ blueberries. PA-LEEEZE!!

Grace said...

love puff pastry, love blueberries, love this. :)

Prudy said...

I'd love to try this version with puff pastry. It looks wonderful. I've got everything I need now for your chicken salad. Maybe lunch on Sat? Can't wait.

Bridgett said...

This would make a yummy breakfast with the perfect cup of coffee! This is a beautiful crostata, nothing lazy about this one!

Kevin said...

That looks quick and so good!

HoneyB said...

Yum, you made my mouth water with this photo! I love blueberries!

Katie said...

That looks wonderful! Easy recipes that yield such delicious results are such treasures. I am going blueberry picking with my family tomorrow. I've been thinking a lot about what I might make when we get back. Thanks for the inspiration!

~Madeline~ said...

This is perfect for hot summer days. It looks delicious!

maybelles parents said...

this looks delicious. and as a lazy girl, i prefer the expression frugal with my energies.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Ooh, looks yummilicious! You had me at lazy gal. ;)

EAT! said...

recipes2share - I would mail you a piece, but it is all gone!

lisa and robin sue - the blueberries are amazing. the corn is not half bad either.

grace - thanks!!

prudy - how did the chicken salad go? it is delicious.

bridgett - it was my breakfast 2 days in a row.

kevin - I love quick and easy desserts - I get to eat htem sooner.

honeyb - it was as good as it looks.

katie - I went blueberry picking all the time in Michigan when I was growing up. It was so much fun.

madeline - it is a prefect summertime dessert.

maybelles parents - I am so stealing your "frugal with my energies" phrase

eatingclub - lazy + summer + dessert = nirvana

Cynthia said...

I do love crostatas and this blue berry version looks so tempting.

Tanya said...

That looks delicious. I just love blueberries. YUM!

Michelle said...

I am a super lazy gal in the summer...could surely swing a crostata however :-)

Anonymous said...

Made this. It was easy and excellent! Made it with frozen blueberries from Costco. I thawed them and drained them first. I used 4 cups of frozen berries. So now, this is a year round treat!