Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce

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We have a Fuji apple tree in our backyard.  Fuji’s are not the best apple for baking but, I thought I would give it a whirl.

Mark does not put any chemicals on the tree so I guess they are…organic apples ;). Unfortunately, it get this green stuff on them.

Mark found something that easily takes that stuff off. The good ole scrubbers my aunts from Nokomis would make. I still had one 🙂

Has anyone else made any of these?

Amazing!

This was a recipe in my Recipes to try folder. I found it on recipezaar website. It has  changed its website address to food.com  http://www.food.com/recipe/apple-crostata-with-caramel-sauce-147382 .

This is one of my many favorite websites. You can create an account and save recipes that you want to try or have tried and want to keep. You can change servings and it will change the ingredients to what you need for that many servings. Pretty cool! There is all kinds of fun stuff on there. You should check it out.

Ok back to the recipe!

Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce

  • 12 inch pie crust (I used Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • caramel topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and the flour in a bowl. Stir in apples. The sugar/flour mixture will not all stick to the apples: that’s ok. Spread the apple mixture uniformly from center of dough circle to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough  over the apple mixture; crimp edge of dough.

Mix 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and dough. Cut the 1 Tbsp. butter into small pieces; place on top of apples. Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve warm drizzled with warmed caramel topping.

Flour and Sugar

Mix flour mixture into the chopped apples.

So easy using the pre made pie crust found in the refrigerate section in the grocery store.

Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg

Dot with butter.

After done baking drizzle with warm caramel topping.

Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce = DELISH!

It is a keeper! I made this at 2 p.m. today…and it is gone. It did not matter I used Fuji apples! It would be even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of toasted pecans….but totally not necessary! So easy…The hardest part is peeling and chopping the apples.

Relish!

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