Apple Crostada with Caramel Topping

Enjoy your dessert with baked apple crostada drizzled with caramel topping – a delightful Italian treat.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup cold butter or margarine, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3
tablespoons cold water
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

Filling

1/2
cup sugar
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
4
medium apples, peeled, thinly sliced (4 cups)
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Garnish

1
cup caramel topping
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and the salt. Cut in butter using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. In small bowl, mix cold water and vanilla. Sprinkle over flour mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and dough almost leaves side of bowl (up to 1 tablespoon more water can be added if necessary). Gather dough into a ball; shape into flattened 5-inch round. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 12-inch circle. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir in apples. Mound apple mixture on center of dough circle to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of dough slightly. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and dough.
  • 4 Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve warm drizzled with caramel topping.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    415
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    71g
    71%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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