Apple Crostata (Ina Garten)

Recipe by dojemi
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 1 Crostata




  • For Pastry: Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  • Pulse a few times to combine.
  • Add the butter and pulse 12-15 times, or until the butter is the size of peas.
  • With the motor running, add the ice water all-at-once through the feed tube.
  • Keep hitting the pulse button to combine, but stop the machine just before the dough becomes a solid mass.
  • Turn the dough onto a well floured board and form into a disc.
  • Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Meanwhile-- preheat over to 450 degrees and make filling.
  • After the dough has been in frig for one hour-- Roll pastry into an 11-inch circle and transfer to baking sheet.
  • For Filling: Peel, core and cut apples into 8ths.
  • Cut each wedge into 3 chunks.
  • Toss with orange zest.
  • Cover tart dough with the apples leaving a 1 1/2 inch border.
  • Make topping: Combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and allspice in bowl of food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  • Add the butter and pulse until mixture is crumbly.
  • Pour into a bowl and rub it with your fingers until it starts holding together.
  • Sprinkle evenly over apples.
  • Gently fold the border over the apples to enclose the apples, pleating it to make a circle.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden and the apples are tender.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.