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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 crostata
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 1 1/2 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using 2 knives or a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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  • Mix water and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough comes together. Gently roll into a ball and flatten slightly. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Toss apples with 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour in a large bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough out to a 12-inch circle on a floured work surface. Transfer to the baking sheet. Arrange apple slices in the center of the circle, leaving a 2-inch border all around. Fold up border over apples, pinching together slightly.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apples.

  • Bake crostata in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Do not substitute margarine for the butter.

You can add cinnamon to the apple mixture if desired.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 46.6g 15% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 102.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2018
I made it for a mom's coffee at my child's school and it was completely devoured. All really enjoyed the dish. It was simple to make (easier than a pie b/c you skip the sautéing of the apples). Four stars only b/c I think I'd like to kick up the flavor of the filling with some extra spices next time. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2017
This is a wonderful recipe. I did everything the same except I added lemon juice after I tossed the apples with the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2018
I made it for a mom's coffee at my child's school and it was completely devoured. All really enjoyed the dish. It was simple to make (easier than a pie b/c you skip the sautéing of the apples). Four stars only b/c I think I'd like to kick up the flavor of the filling with some extra spices next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2018
Delicious and easy as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
Love this recipe. Looks beautiful and serves more than a pie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2017
It turned out great. It tasted good too. Use 2 or 3 apples instead of 5 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2018
I made this to use up some apples I had. The only thing i changed was that I used mostly spelt flour in my crust and I cut back half of the sugar in the filling because my apples were not tart ones. Everyone in the family loves it.....Even better than apple pie! This is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
Great crostata recipe! I used granny smith apples because I love the tartness of them -- coupled with the lemon and sugar...yummmm. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2019
This is really good! Easy dessert or breakfast treat. The crust is soooo good. I used Granny Smith apples and about 2/3 of the sugar called for. Will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2020
Crust was easy to make and flaky delicious! I reduced sugar to match apples and added some brown sugar. Read More
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