Apple Cranberry Crostata

apple cranberry corstata

apple cranberry crostataIf you’re anything like me you just want to enjoy a great dessert after an equally great meal without slaving in the kitchen. This is exactly what you get when you make this simple crostata recipe. And if you got a chance to go apple picking this season then it’s the perfect way to use those deliciously plump apples.

Forget the double crust pie. Instead, gather your fruits in a bowl and season, dump on one pie dough recipe, fold over edges and bake. That’s it! And don’t forget a huge dollop of ice-cream to go with it.apple cranberry corstataapple cranberry crostata

Apple Cranberry Crostata
Serves 6
A simple and delicious classic Italian fall treat!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. For the crust
  2. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  6. 3 tablespoons ice water
  7. For the filling
  8. 3 medium Macintosh apples, peeled, halved, cored, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  9. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  10. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon apple cider
  12. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  13. 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  14. 1 large egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon of water (for egg wash)
Instructions
  1. To make the crust mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a processor. Add the butter. Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the ice water and pulse until moist clumps form. Gather the dough into a ball then flatten into a disk. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. For the filling combine the apples and cranberries with seasonings and 1/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl. Add apple cider and toss gently to blend. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, dust a large sheet of parchment paper with flour and roll out the dough on the paper to an 11-inch round. Transfer the dough on the parchment paper to a heavy large baking sheet. Spoon the apple mixture over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the dough border over the filling to form an 8-inch round, leaving the fruit exposed in the center. Pleat loosely and pinch the dough to seal any cracks. Brush the crust with the egg wash and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  5. Bake the crostata until the crust is golden and the apples are tender, about 40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.
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apple cranberry crostata

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