Rustic Apple Crostata



  • Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons plain yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. To prepare the crust, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor; pulse 4 times or until blended. Add butter; pulse 10 seconds or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, slowly pour ice water through the food chute, processing just until blended (do not allow the dough to form a ball).

3. Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap; cover. Chill for 15 minutes. Slightly overlap 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a barely damp surface. Unwrap chilled dough, and place on plastic wrap. Cover dough with 2 additional sheets of overlapping plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, roll the dough into an 11-inch circle. Remove top sheets of plastic wrap; place dough, plastic-wrap side up, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Remove plastic wrap.

4. To prepare filling, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Arrange in center of dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold edges of dough toward the center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover apple mixture). Evenly sprinkle 1 teaspoon chopped butter over exposed fruit. Combine water and egg yolk; brush over edges of dough. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over apple mixture and dough, if desired. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until the crust is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  • This Rustic Apple Crostata is the perfect solution when you're craving no-fuss, easy-to-please pie.
  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 216
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 32g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 30mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 196mg
Calcium per serving: 15mg

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