Cinnamon-Apple Crostata

Sounds sophisticated, but in this free form, it's simply the easiest apple “pie” you'll ever make!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 8

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/2
cup sugar
4
teaspoons cornstarch
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
4
cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (4 medium)
1
teaspoon sugar
2
tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2 Mix 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch and cinnamon in medium bowl. Add apples; toss gently. Spoon apple mixture onto center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of crust over apples, ruffling decoratively. Brush edge of crust with water. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle pecans over apple mixture. Bake 5 to 15 minutes longer or until apples are tender.

Expert Tips

A sprinkling of sugar before baking gives the crust a sparkly and sweet finish. Try using coarse sugar (available in the supermarket baking aisle) instead of granulated sugar for an extra-­special sugar twinkle.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
70 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8 g
8 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
145 mg
145 %;
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
33 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.