Rustic Apple Crostada

Can serve with ice cream.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 lb very cold unsalted butter
  • 4 TBS ice water
  • 5 apples (granny smith, macintosh, or empire)
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange or lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp all spice
  • pinch salt
  • 4 TBS cold diced unsalted buttter
  •  Combine flour, sugar, and salt in bowl of processor.  
  • Add cold butter, and ice water  and pulse til dough just comes not over work
  • If doing by hand work quickly as you do not want the butter to get too warm......add cold butter diced to get a head start
  • Remove and form into a disc, wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate at least one hour
  • On a flat surface sprinkle some flour and swipe rolling pin with flour too and roll out til about 1/4 inch thick in a semi round shape..transfer to parchment paper
  • Peel and cut the apples into quarters and then thirds...toss with lemon or orange zest
  • Layer apple mixture into flattened dough leaving an inch and a half border
  • Make the crumble by combining flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, all spice in processor or bowl and combine til crumbly (butter the size of peas)
  • Sprinkle cinnamon mixture over apples and can toss gently to cover apples
  • Gently fold edges to hold apple mixture
  • Bake at 450 for 25 minutes checking to see crust is brown and apples begin to bubble
  • Transfer with 2 spatulas to cool
Rustic Apple Crostada
Total Time:0 hour(s) 55 minutes
Prep Time:30 min.
Cook Time:25 min.
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