You can either make your own puff pastry from scratch or purchase it pre-made from the store. Puff pastry is known for its rich and buttery layers when baked.
1You can use fresh, frozen, or canned cherries. If using fresh cherries, be sure to pit and halve them. Canned cherries should be drained.
Granulated sugar is used to sweeten the cherries and sprinkle on top of the crostata.
Fresh lemon zest adds a bright and citrusy flavor that complements the sweet cherries.
Cornstarch is used to thicken the cherry filling and prevent it from becoming too runny during baking.
A touch of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor of the cherry filling.
In a bowl, combine the cherries, granulated sugar, lemon zest, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Toss the mixture to evenly coat the cherries
Roll out the puff pastry into a circular or rectangular shape on a lightly floured surface.
Spoon the cherry filling onto the center of the pastry, leaving a border of about 1-2 inches around the edges.