Mini Apple Crostata


Mini Apple Crostata

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    Crostatas are crispy Italian pastries filled with fruit. Try this tiny take on a crostata filled with apples and seasoned with apple pie spice.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    ½ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, cold, chopped
    1 to 3 tablespoons ice cold water
    1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored
    1 medium Gala apple, cored
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, divided
    2 tbsp. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    ½ tsp. fresh lemon juice
    ¼ tsp. apple pie spice
    1 Hy-Vee large egg white
    1 tsp. water
    Turbinado cane sugar, for garnish
    Glaze (optional)
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or water

    Things To Grab

    • Whisk
    • Small bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Pairing knife
    • Medium skillet
    • Medium bowl
    • Baking pan
    • Pastry brush


    1. For pastry, whisk together 1/2 cup flour and salt in a small bowl. Cut in cold butter by using a fork until coarse crumbs form. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon ice water; stir with fork. Add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time, just until dough holds together. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

    2. For filling, cut cored apples in half lengthwise. Cut 8 thin slices of Granny Smith apple and 8 thin slices of Gala apple; set slices aside. Peel remaining apples and chop into 1/2-inch pieces.

    3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add sliced apples. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Remove from skillet.

    4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add chopped apples. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened. Transfer to medium bowl. Stir in brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, and apple pie spice until evenly coated.

    5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Roll out pastry dough into an 8-inch round on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to prepared baking pan. Spoon chopped apple mixture onto center of pastry to within 1/1/2-inch of edge. Arrange sliced apples in a spiral pattern over top of chopped apple. Fold edge of pastry up and over to partially cover filling, pleating as necessary; leave center open.

    6. Beat together egg white and water with fork; brush over crust. Sprinkle crostata with turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool in baking pan on wire rack.

    7. For glaze, if desired, stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over crostata.

    Nutrition facts


    540 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 30g
    • Cholesterol: 75mg
    • Sodium: 330mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 66g
    • Protein: 6g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 6%