Apple and Dried Cherry Crostata

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Apple and Dried Cherry Crostata
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Yield
12 servings
Recipe by: Barbara Seelig-Brown, Stress-Free Cooking

This Crostata is extra special because it uses my mother’s delicious pie crust as the base.

Ingredients

Pastry Crust: 

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter cut into bite size pieces
  • 8-12 Tablespoons ice water (place ice cubes in measuring cup and fill with water)
  • 1 Eggland's Best egg, lightly beaten

 

Filling:

  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup dried cherries (or raisins)
  • 3 Tablespoons Crumb Topping

 

Crumb Topping:

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnut halves or pieces
  • 4 ounces (1stick) unsalted butter

Nutrition

Serving Size
1 Serving
Calories
656
Fat
32g (42.5% calories from fat)
Cholesterol
80 mg
Sodium
519 mg
Carbohydrates
85 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Protein
12 g
Preparation

Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the work bowl of your food processor fitted with dough or steel blade.  Process to lighten the flour.  Add butter and process until mixture is evenly blended and looks like large grain corn meal.  Add ice water 2 tablespoons at a time and process until evenly blended.  Add water until mixture comes together in a ball.  Cut into 2 pieces.  Place on parchment paper and flatten to a disk.  Wrap well and chill at least ½ hour.

Roll to about 15-16″ on a piece of parchment paper.  Place apple filling in center and fold the pie crust into itself, making about a 1-2 inch rim around the filling.  Place on baking sheet.  Top Crostata with some of the crumb topping and brush with beaten egg for a golden brown Crostata.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes and Suggestions

Preparing the crust in your food processor will make life easier. Also, the recipe makes enough crumb topping to use on several pies, tarts, or batches of muffins. You can keep it in the freezer for a quick finishing touch on baked goods.  It is also great when used as a topping for a sweet potato casserole.

Filed Under: Dessert, Vegetarian

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