Sweet Nutella Crostatas Recipe

These sweet, easy mini crostatas are so delicious and beautiful! Crostata is a popular Italian pie that is very similar to tart. You can serve these cute mini crostatas for many special occasions, like holidays or parties. Here is the recipe:

Sweet Nutella Crostatas Recipe


For the pastry:

  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated

For the filling:

  • around 200 grams Nutella hazelnut spread or jam

Special equipment:

  • mini tart pans


To make the pastry:

  • In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg and lemon zest. Combine to get a crumbly mix; place the butter. Combine well until the dough comes together. Form a ball and wrap in cling film. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4.

To make the mini crostatas:

  • Remove the pastry from the freezer and roll it on a dusted surface until it’s one millimeter thick. Using a wide glass, cut the pastry into circles enough to fit your tartlet pans. Apply in the pans and press the dough evenly into the small tart pans.
  • Then, spread 2-3 tablespoons of Nutella (or other hazelnut spread, or jam) in each pastry dough in the pans.
  • With the remaining dough, cut tiny strips and create a lattice on the tarts. Whisk the remaining egg and spread it over the exposed pastry.
  • Place in the oven and bake for around 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pans.
  • In the end, remove the mini crostatas from the tart pans and serve.

Buon Appetito!