Blueberry Cream Cheese Crostata

Blueberry Cream Cheese Crostata Recipe l

When I pulled this blueberry cream cheese crostata from the oven, I wondered again why I don’t make these more often. They are so easy to make and take hardly any time to bake. I really need to give them a more prominent place in our dessert rotation, especially with all of the fresh berries that are available right now. I’m already planning the filling for my next crostata!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Crostata Recipe l

This crostata is a simple combination of fresh blueberries and cream cheese. The lightly sweetened cream cheese layer elevates the natural sweetness of the blueberries without overpowering the fruit. Sugar and lemon juice mix with the blueberries to form the juicy filling. Cinnamon and nutmeg are sprinkled in to add a bit of warm spice to the dessert.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Crostata Recipe l

The crust is half whole wheat flour and uses olive oil instead of shortening or butter. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy! The crust is still soft and flaky. Plus, if you don’t have enough blueberries on hand, you can easily substitute different types of berries. So, if you are looking for a way to use the abundance of berries in your house, this crostata is the perfect use for them!

4.8 from 4 reviews
Blueberry Cream Cheese Crostata
Serves: 4
For the Filling
  • 2½ C fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp flour
For the Crust
  • ½ C all-purpose flour
  • ½ C whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ C olive oil
  • ¼ C non-fat milk + 1 tbsp for brushing crust
  • 1 tbsp sugar in the raw or coarse sugar, for sprinkling on dough
For Cream Cheese Layer
  • 4 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over blueberries. Gently stir to coat. Stir in lemon juice and flour. Set aside.
  2. Sift together flours in a medium bowl. Stir in salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Add olive oil and milk and stir until soft dough forms.
  3. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Roll dough out into 12 inch circle. Transfer dough to a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
  4. Preheat oven to 400.
  5. To prepare cream cheese filling, stir together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Spread cream cheese on dough leaving at least a 1 inch margin from the edge. Arrange blueberries over the top. Pour remaining liquid over the top of the blueberries.
  6. Fold dough up over the edge of the blueberries and pat down. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
  8. Serve warm.

This recipe is linked with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. This looks so delicious! I have some blueberries just waiting to be made into this! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Gorgeous! This sounds delicious!

  3. Oh this has my tummy grumbling! I think I could eat this for breakfast

  4. We’ve got a really healthy breakfast going with this and my cupcakes 😉 But really, I could eat this whole thing!!!

  5. Mmmm, this crostata looks delicious! Love the healthier crust, too :)

  6. what a gorgeous dessert/breakfast! I could eat blueberries all summer long…can’t wait to see what you make next!

  7. This just looks so darn good!

  8. I live for simple summer desserts like this with mega flavor! Love your addition of cream cheese with the berries – fabulous!

  9. Looks beautiful – I’m always thinking “why don’t I bake these things more often” when I’m making things I love. Glad I’m not alone – this looks lovely :)

  10. I can’t believe you’ve managed to make a healthy crust! It really bakes up beautifully. This is one gorgeous, festive dessert!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful and so tasty looking.

  12. This looks absolutely fabulous, Jessica! LOVE it!!! Pinning to make really soon!

  13. I love any crostata and this one looks very fruity :-) I like the fact that you have added some whole wheat flour to the dough!

  14. This looks wonderful. I love a crostata – they are so flexible and easy to make!

  15. I’ve never had crostata before, but yours looks fabulous! Definitely saving this recipe and trying soon!

  16. I love the sugar crystals on the crust, that’s my favorite way to eat a pie crust. This is beautiful!

  17. Oh, this looks just heavenly! You have NO idea how much I wish I could get my hands on a slice right now. Mmmmm.

  18. That is gorgeous! Perfect Sunday Supper dessert :)

  19. I think my keyboard is going to short out…..because I just keep DROOLING

  20. I love this! I was just thinking about making an olive oil crust. This is gorgeous!

  21. wow! The crostata looks divine! I can imagine it tasting the same! Bookmarked this recipe!

  22. Could this be any prettier?! I love it!

  23. My mother always used to make crostatas in the summer to make use of all the great summer berries! You’re absolutely right though – I don’t know why I don’t make them more often either. I definitely must make one soon, but I will for sure be adding that cream cheese layer – what a great twist!

  24. This is absolutely gorgeous! I need to get more crostatas in my life as well…I don’t think they’ve EVER made an appearance!

  25. Now this is one beautiful dessert… wish I had a fork.. :)

    Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!!

  26. This looks to die for! Yum! so pretty too!

  27. leslie gagne says:

    What a wonderful dessert! It looks soooo yummy!

  28. this looks awesome, jessica! i’m super intrigued by the healthy-ish crust :)

  29. Love that you used olive oil in the crust!! Want to try this so badly

  30. I can’t believe this is healthier! It looks absolutely divine. Pinning this beauty :)

  31. oh my gosh this crostata is absolutely lovely! looks sooooooooo delicious!

  32. My family would love this! Looks like the perfect dessert to eat with summer’s freshest berries!

  33. Summer desserts with fresh berries are my favorite. I love this – so pretty!

  34. I thought that this was going to have mozzarella in it and kind of groaned. Just because it really does not belong in a perfectly good blueberry cream cheese dish. :)

    This looks awesome. I can’t wait for blueberry season!

  35. I love that you added a cream cheese layer to your crostata! Totally yummy!!!

  36. Yum! I was just thinking the other day how i hadn’t made a crostata in a while… must make soon!

  37. Love crostatas! I actually think the rustic look is prettier, and they are so much easier than making a pie. The cream cheese layer sounds delicious!

  38. This looks so pretty and delicious. Pinned for future baking.

  39. Oh mercy does this ever look delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  40. berglind says:

    when do you put in the lemon juice and flour in the bluberries?

  41. Made this today and it was a HUGE hit!!! Now, I’m going to try your apple crostata. Thanks for a great recipe!

  42. I love crostini and this is gorgeous. Pinning!

Leave a Comment


Rate this recipe: