Easy ricotta and jam tart recipe

If you like italian desserts you must try this easy ricotta & jam tart recipe. You’ll have a delicious authentic dessert in no time 🙂 

Ingredients for a tart baked in a 7 cm cooking tray

For the dough:

  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g sugar
  • 80 g sunflower oil
  • 350 g flour
  • 8 g baking powder

For the tart composition:

  • 400 g ricotta 
  • 70 g sugar
  • 400 g jam

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix all the dough ingredients together, except for the flour which will be incorporated gradually
  2. Work well the dough using your hands, until smooth enough and doesn’t stick to your fingers anymore
  3. Let the dough aside and start working on the tart composition
  4. Add the ricotta in a bowl, together with the sugar, and mix them well together
  5. Take a third of the dough and put it apart
  6. Take a layer of baking paper and spread the big part of the dough on it, using a rolling pin. The resulted layer should be around 1 cm thick.
  7. Take a round cooking tray, grease it with oil and add the baking paper with the dough, inside out
  8. Cut the edges with a knife 
  9. Add the ricotta
  10. Add the jam (better if not very solid)
  11. With the dough we put apart, make strips to be added on top of the tart
  12. Add the resulted tart in the pre heated oven, at 180 degrees, for approx. 40 minutes
  13. After fully baked, let it cool well before served

Watch the photos and video below for better understanding:

Hope you enjoyed this “crostata” recipe! Let us know in the comments section down below.

P.S. In case you are interested also in a simple panna cotta recipe, check out this one, this is another classic italian dessert, prego 🙂 

Easy ricotta & jam tart recipe


For the dough:

 – 2 eggs 

 – 150 g sugar

 – 80 g sunflower oil

 – 350 g flour

 – 8 g baking powder

For the composition:

 – 400 g ricotta or other sweet cheese

 – 70 g sugar

 – 400 g jam


Difficulty level: easy

Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time to cook: 40 minutes

Dessert ready in: 1 hour


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