Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce

Artisan-style apple pie comes quick with a flavor bonus--caramel topping!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Crust

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

Filling and Topping

1/2
cup sugar
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
cups chopped peeled apples (4 medium)
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
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 water and vanilla; sprinkle over flour mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans side of bowl (up to 1 tablespoon more water can be added if necessary).
  • 2 Gather dough into a ball; shape into flattened 5-inch round on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into 12-inch round. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 4 In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir in apples until coated. Mound apple mixture on center of dough round to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of dough slightly. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and dough.
  • 5 Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve warm drizzled with caramel topping.

Expert Tips

Get more fiber and color when you don’t peel the apples, and think of the time you’ll save!

Empire, Regent and Spartan apples are good choices for baked pies and desserts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
405
(
Calories from Fat
110 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
12 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
30 mg
30 %;
Sodium
290 mg
290 %;
Total Carbohydrate
71 g
71 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 4 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.