Crostata al torrone

Crostata al torrone is a traditional Italian dessert that can be found in the Marche region of Italy. This delicious treat is a type of tart made with a sweet pastry crust and filled with a creamy torrone filling. It is a popular dessert during the holiday season and can be found in various towns and communes in Marche.

One place where you can find crostata al torrone is in the town of Macerata. There is a local bakery called Pasticceria Cesarini that specializes in traditional Italian pastries, including this delightful tart. Another town where you can find this dessert is Ancona, at the famous Pasticceria Scortichino. They are known for their high-quality pastries and their crostata al torrone is a must-try.

To make crostata al torrone at home, you will need a few ingredients including flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and torrone. The torrone filling is made by melting the torrone with some cream and mixing it until smooth. The pastry crust is made by combining flour, sugar, butter, and eggs until a dough forms. The dough is then rolled out and placed in a tart pan, filled with the torrone mixture, and baked until golden brown.

Crostata al torrone has been recognized as a traditional Italian food product (PAT) by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. The specifications for this recognition include the use of specific ingredients such as torrone, the traditional preparation method, and the connection to the Marche region.

Sources:
– “Crostata al torrone” – Pasticceria Cesarini (pasticceriacesarini.it)
– “Pasticceria Scortichino” – Ancona (pasticceriascortichino.it)
– “Crostata al torrone” – Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (ministero.it)