Apple Crostata


Hello all–  This little dessert is actually a re-run.  I made it a couple weeks ago for Laurel and John in Wisconsin after we ran into beautiful apples at the Winter Farmers Market.  And it was so yummy, I tried again this week for our Monday night ladies.

It goes together pretty easily.  The tedious part is peeling and slicing those apples!  But it smells so inviting coming out of the oven, that buttery crust and cinnamon laced apples –and with a scoop of ice cream–just  perfect!


1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar (plus a tsp for sprinkling)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cold butter (1stick)
5 tab. ice water

Apple Filling:
5 smallish (4 medium) apples
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

Extra:  ice cream or whipped cream.

To make the crust, mix together the 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.  Then with s pastry blender* or 2 forks, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Then add the ice water and stir the mixture until forms a dough.

Roll out the dough on a counter dusted with flour, using a rolling pin.  Lift it carefully onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment.

Peel, core and slice the apples to smallish chunks.  Then drop them in a mixing bowl and stir in the 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon and salt until the apples are all coated with the dry ingredients.

Spoon the apples into the middle of the rolled out crust.  Fold the edges of the crust up over the pile of apples, leaving the middle uncovered.  Sprinkle the teaspoon of sugar over the turned up edges of crust.

Pop the whole thing into a 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the crust is golden and the apples are firm, but tender.  Serve it warm with whipped cream or ice cream.  So good!

*or use a food processor to cut it all together.

26 thoughts on “Apple Crostata

    • Thanks Vero! Weekend was fun– we had a baby shower for a close friend’s daughter and it was so dear– lots of laughing and a few tears. How about you all– where you unpacking??! My daughter with 17 month old Lois moved back into her house last weekend (after a year out for a big remodel) and she said she can not get much put away while Lois is not sleeping!! Sound familiar?? xox

      • 😀 Hahaha, very familiar! Demian is as well 17 months (next week actually). We are almost unpacked, finally. However, last weekend I did not do much as everyone at home got sick, even our aupair and Demian barely slept for 3 days… But he is better now, so things are on track again 🙂

    • ha ha! I usually read CNN at breakfast– I like your idea of reading food posts better Lacey! Good news that you are back to enjoying seeing food! Hope you are getting chances to rest and take care of yourself (along with everyone else!). hugs!

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