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Apple Crostata

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45-50 min
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons ice water


  • 4 cups 4 medium apples peeled, cored and sliced or chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice **see notes


  • caramel homemade or store bought (optional)
  • vanilla ice cream optional



  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees F
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt
  • Cut butter into flour mixture until well combined into large crumbles using a pastry blender, fork or food processor
  • Add ice water a little at time until dough is moistened and comes together in a ball
  • Form into ball and flatten to round disk
  • Roll dough on floured surface with rolling pin to about 12 inches round


  • In a large bowl, add sliced apples
  • Sprinkle with sugar and flour and toss to coat
  • Sprinkle with apple pie spice and toss to coat
  • Pile apples in the center of the crust
  • Fold edges of dough over apple mixture, crimping the edges slightly
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes
  • Serve warm or room temperature with your favorite toppings


Apple Pie Spice - Make your own apple pie spice blend using this recipe, or you can substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon allspice.