Apple Crostata (Italian) or Apple Galette (French). However you want to call it, is another easy peasy dessert recipe that is perfect to make throughout the fall season and Thanksgiving. A Crostata/Galette is essentially a free-form pastry baked without a pie pan or tart ring. Keep in mind, this is by no means my own creation. I’ve seen a few Apple Crostata/Galette recipes and tweaked a few ingredients towards my liking.
- 1 9-inch Pie Crust
- 2 cups Apples (of your choice), peeled and cubed
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Flour
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 400F/200C
OPTION 1: Leave the 9-inch pie crust as is to make 1
OPTION 2: Divide pie crust in half, form dough into a disk and roll out a 5-inch round to make 2 minis
Place pie crust dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, set aside
In a large bowl, mix together: apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, flour, vanilla extract
Spoon mixture over the dough, leaving a 1-2-inch boarder
Fold boarder of the crust over the filling leaving the center uncovered
Bake for 15 minutes, rotate the baking sheet and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until crust is lightly golden brown
Let it cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Want more apple desserts? Check out this recipe for Autumn Apple Rose.