recipe serves: 6

Apple Crostata

cup self rising flour
½ Tbsp sugar
tsp salt
1 stick cold unsalted butter, diced
¼ cup ice water
3 each medium grand smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
¼ cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter
tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
½ tsp sugar
vanilla ice cream

Preparation steps:
  1. In a large bowl mix by hand (using disposal gloves) the flour, sugar, salt, butter and ice water. Mix well until the ingredients are fully blended.
  2. Form 3 balls of dough. Cover the balls with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.
  3. On floured surface roll out each dough ball into 7-inch rounds. Place the 3 rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium pot warm up the apples, sugar, butter and cinnamon. Cook for 3 minutes to soften the apples. For the filling, spoon out the apples, discard the liquids from the cooking.
  5. Divide the filling among the 3 rounds. Mound the mix in the center of each round leaving 1½-2 inch border of dough around the edges.
    Fold the dough up around the apple mix. Most of the apple mix stays uncovered.
  6. Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in the microwave and brush the top part of the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle ½ tsp of sugar on the dough (for a hint of sweetness).
  7. Bake at 400F for 21-25 minutes in the middle or top shelf in the oven.
Serving: Cut each crostata into two pieces and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Picture of recipe

Take note!
  • Measurements:
    Butter: 1 stick = 4 oz

  • Ice water - place the water in the
    freezer for 10 minutes before adding it
    to the dough.

  • You can bake the crostatas up to
    6 hours before serving.
    Leave the crostatas at room temperature
    and reheat for 5 minutes in the oven
    before serving.