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Apple Crostata

There’s almost nothing better than the smell of pie baking in the oven. This recipe is so easy and comes together in no time flat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Donya | asouthernsoul.com



  • 1 disk of pie dough - I used store
  • bought
  • flour for dusting surface of parchment
  • 1 large egg - beaten
  • Sugar


  • 2 tart apples - Granny Smith or Gala peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 sweeter apples - McIntosh peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup apple butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roll out dough to about a 13-inch round, on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Toss apples, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  • Spread apple butter over bottom of dough, leaving about a 1 ½ inch border.
  • Arrange apples over apple butter. Sprinkle top of apples with additional cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Fold in edges of dough to form a crust.
  • Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake crostata until apples are tender and crust is golden, about 1 hour.
  • Let cool slightly. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.