Apple~Pear~Cranberry Crostata

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

Great centerpiece for Thanksgiving! Best served with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Rustic looking and impressive. Doesn't require any fussiness on your part.


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Serves:

8 slices

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CROSTATA:

2 medium
or 1 1/2 large firm, tart apples (such as granny smith or northern spy)
1 large
ripe pear (such as d'anjou or bartlett)
1/3 plus 1 tsp
sugar, divided
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 tsp
freshly grated orange zest
1/8 tsp
ground cloves
flour for work surface
pie dough
1/3 c
fresh or defrosted cranberries
1 large
egg, beaten well

PIE DOUGH:

1 1/4 c
flour, plus extra for work surface.
1/4 tsp
table salt
1 Tbsp
sugar
8 Tbsp
(1 stick, or 1/4 pound) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 large
egg yolk mixed with 2 tbl. very cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 400 df. Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/4 " thick slices. Peel and cut pear into 1/2" thick slices. Toss togethere in a bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, orange zest, and cloves; set aside.
2
On a lightly floured surface, roll Pie Dough out into a circle about 16 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. (The circle doesn't have to be perfect) Transfer dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Arrange half the apple and pear slices over the dough leaving a 2" border all around. Sprinkle half the cranberries over the apples and pears. Sprinkle half the sugar mixture over fruit. Repeat with remaining fruit, berries, and sugar mixture.
3
Fold dough sides up and over edge of filling, letting dough drape over itself at each fold. Brush dough with beaten egg, and sprinkle with remaining teaspoon sugar.
4
Bake 10 minutes; then lower oven temp to 375 degrees and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes more.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Yield : 8 slices

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy