Rustic Apple Crostata

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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  • Sweet Flaky Pie Dough
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • Coarse Sanding Sugar
  • 4 cups diced apples
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, depending on sweetness of apples, to taste
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple juice, very hot (can be boiling)


  1. Follow directions for a Sweet Flaky Pie Dough.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the apples and lemon juice.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch mixing very well.
  5. Add the very hot apple juice to the pan and stir constantly until thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and cool for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400.
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray.
  9. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large round circle leaving the dough about a 1/4” thick. The circle should be at least 14” round. You can make smaller ones if you want
  10. Transfer the dough to the pan.
  11. Place the pie filling in the center of the dough spreading it outwards leaving a 2-3” border. You can mound it up in the middle if you want.
  12. Gently fold the dough over the filling, pleating loosely and pinching to seal any cracks in the dough. You want the center to be exposed.
  13. Brush the dough with milk.
  14. Sprinkle liberally with coarse sanding sugar.
  15. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
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