Friday, March 16, 2012


Pie Recipe  @

Apple Crostata Recipe @

A crostata is an Italian version of a free-form tart, it is called galette by the French. I had used apples as the filling but you can use any other fillings either sweet or savory.  The crust can be made using food processor or by hand.

It is not difficult to bake one. Here are the tips to make a perfect pie crust:
  1. Butter  and water should be ice cold
  2. Handle the dough as little as possible. Overworking the dough will make it tough. 
  3. Gradually add  enough water to form into a  pliable dough. It must sticks together and not crumbly.
  4. Refrigerate the dough before rolling out 
  5. Prepare the filling 10 minutes  before removing the dough  from the refrigerator.
The following recipe produces a flaky and tender crust that is so easy to handle. It turns out perfectly every time!

Yield    :    8 servings


2  cup  all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2  cup  butter cut into cubes
1/4 tsp salt
4-5  tablespoons ice water

3  cup  peeled apples, sliced 1/4 in thick
2 tsp  lemon juice
6 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter to dot

Pie Recipe  @


Place  flour, sugar  and salt in a mixing bowl.

Using your fingertips,  quickly rub in the butter until  the mixture  resembles bread crumbs.

Gradually add a tablespoon of ice water at a time, use your fingers to press the crumbs firmly together to form a ball of dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic,  chill for 30 minutes-1 hour.

For filling, combine sliced apples and lemon juice. Add the rest of the ingredients except butter.

Roll out the pastry on floured  board into 14 in circle. Transfer them onto baking sheet. Heat the oven @ 190 C.

Mound the filling in center of the dough leaving 2 in border around the edges.

Fold edges of  dough over apple filling, crimp edge slightly. Dot with butter.

Bake until crust  turns golden brown for 30-35 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

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Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Looks great! I love these rustic tarts.

Guru Uru said...

This crostata is so perfect - I love how neatly everything is packaged in :)
What deliciousness!

Choc Chip Uru

maha said...

this looking delicious.........loved the presentation....can feel the taste as well...hmmmm..yumyumm....

Christy Gerald said...

Deliciously baked Tarts. Fabulous

Sunshine Girl said...

Your crostata looks delicious :)

Recipe world said...

Wow, looks so delicious! Seems very new to me, nice recipe dear..

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

Kak,sungguh tergoda dan teringin sepotong.

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

Beautiful rustic presentation. I love the rich, autumnal colors you've achieved. Also, I quite like the look of your dough recipe - I'll have to give this one a try!

Aarthi said...

wow..these look delicious..

Julie said...

Superb n delicious ones with apples..Loved it!!
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Gloria said...

beautiful! I love crostatas!!!

Kristina said...

Your crostata is GORGEOUS! Your picture looks too good, I need to make this soon! Yum!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

great job, crostata looks yummy.

Suja Manoj said...

The pics is so tempting..looks superb,thanks for sharing

Priya Yallapantula said...

Yum, yum, yum, love the idea !!!

Manju said...

I lopve these kinda looks awesome!


Vimitha Anand said...

BEautifully baked. yum yum

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome! Saw the pic on It's a Blog Party and had to stop by.

Medeja said...

I think it's not that easy to make a really good crust :) Yours crostata looks so yummy!

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

It looks delicious!

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hemalata said...

Awesome recipe,apple crostata looks so yummy.

Rosita Vargas said...

Hermosa crostata te ha quedado perfecta envĂ­ame un trozo que esta es mi preferida,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Maria said...

Looks wonderful! I love making crostatas too, love their rustic character, and the fact that you can make them with so many different toppings!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

look so rustic & beautiful.. bookmarked!

The Chef Doc said...

Mmm! Who doesn't love a good apple crostata? I love it!

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

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At The Picket Fence said...

Oh yum! I could eat that entire thing right now! :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday~

Jennifer@Decorated Chaos said...

wow. this looks fabulous! i may have to try this.....i LOVE apples and it looks so good!

thanks for sharing!

Ally said...

Drool worthy.. this looks SO GOOD!

Chrystal - Adorn on a Shoestring said...

This looks delightful! I can't wait to make it for my husband!

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Jessica said...

Wow, looks yummy!

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Hope you have a great weekend! :-)

eqeen said...

looked yummy..make me feel hungry....ohhh

Patce's Patisserie said...

yeah, I've got a crostata recipe on my blog, too :D

Kacey Bess said...

Hi, I didn't see your contact email but wanted to see if it'd be ok if I featured your apple crostat recipe/photo in a round-up post of apple desserts I'm doing.

Terri Henkels said...

you apple crostata looks perfect and the recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop.

Susan@Organized31 said...

I love how old school a crostata is . I make one with pears, and your looks just as delicious. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31. said...

I've never heard of a crostata, but it looks so delicious! I wish I could try some of yours. Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJ's! Pinned and shared.

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Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

This not only sounds delicious, but it looks beautiful... a work of art! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer

Pam Ecrement said...

This looks delicious. Pinned it to my Pinterest dessert board!

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Congratulations, Nora! Your post will be featured this week at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer