Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Crust

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup cold shortening
1
tablespoon cold butter
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
3-4 tablespoons buttermilk

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 Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour and the salt. Cut in shortening and butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle oil and buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time) sprinkle over flour mixture, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans side of bowl.
  • 2 Gather dough into a ball; shape into flattened 5-inch round on lightly floured ungreased large cookie sheet. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into 12-inch round.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 Bake 42 to 47 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are fork tender. (If apples begin to brown to quickly, coverthe apples loosely with alumuminum foil.) 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.

No buttermilk on hand? Place 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar into measuring cup; add milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before using. Save remaining "buttermilk" for another use.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
64g
64%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
41g
41%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.