Apple Crostata


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 3-4 baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Lay pie crust flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Combine apples, sugars, flour and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Spoon apple mixture evenly onto the center of the crust, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border of dough around the edge.
  5. Fold the edge over the apples, pleating the dough to create a rustic rim around the crostata (apples will not be completely covered with dough).
  6. Dot exposed apples with butter.
  7. Brush the crust edge with cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until light golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  9. Serves 6-8.