How to Bake Apple Crostata

Three Methods:CrustFillingPutting It Together

With these easy steps you will learn how to bake Apple Crostata from scratch! This simple recipe tastes delicious!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons ice water

Filling

  • 1 ½ cups (340g, 12 ounces) chopped apples
  • 1/3 cup chopped (40g)walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
  • 7 ounces (200g) cream cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten

Method 1
Crust

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    Add the flour, salt, and sugar to a bowl or food processor and mix slowly to combine.
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    Add the butter and mix until the butter is finely chopped and the mixture resembles coarse meal.
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    Add the lemon juice and mix a few times.
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    Add the ice water and mix just until the mixture is moist and crumbly, but does not form a ball. Do not over-mix.
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    Put dough on a sheet of plastic wrap. Press into a disk, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Method 2
Filling

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    Put an oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (191 °C).
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    In a medium bowl, combine the apples, walnuts, lemon zest, cinnamon, and sea salt.
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    Add the honey and stir until all the ingredients are coated.
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    Stir in 2/3 of the cream cheese.

Method 3
Putting It Together

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    Roll the dough into an 11-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick.
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    Transfer dough and parchment paper to baking sheet.
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    Put the apple filling in the center of the dough, spreading evenly, leaving a 2-inch border.
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    Fold the dough border over the filling to form an 8-inch round.
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    Pleat the edge of the pastry and pinch to seal any cracks in the dough.
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    Arrange the remaining cheese on top of the filling.
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    Using a pastry brush, brush the crust with the beaten egg.
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    Bake until the crust starts to turn golden, about 15 to 18 minutes.
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    Next cover the crostata loosely with a piece of foil and cook until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted, another 12 to 15 minutes.
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    Remove the crostata from the oven to a cutting board and uncover.
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    Cool for 10 minutes, then cut into slices and serve while still warm.

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