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Apple Crostata – A Holiday Recipe Favorite

Categories: Pies & Tarts, Holiday Favorites

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The lattice top on this apple crostata makes a gorgeous presentation, yet the recipe is so simple to make! This recipe will quickly become your holiday favorite.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 2/3 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 lg. eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2-3 c. sliced apples
  • 2/3 c. apricot preserves
  • 1/4 c. sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, salt, and Clabber Girl Baking Powder. Using a pastry blender, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; make a well in the center. Combine egg, milk, and vanilla; add to flour mixture all at once. Mix well.

On a lightly floured surface knead dough gently for 10 to 12 strokes or until smooth. Chill 1/3 of the dough. Pat remaining dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan. Arrange apples over pastry in the pan. Stir together preserves and sugar. Spread over apples.

On a lightly floured surface roll chilled dough into a 10-inch circle. Cut into 1/2-inch wide strips. Arrange strips over apples in lattice pattern. Trim strips to edges of the pan. If desired, brush lattice with additional milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until fruit is tender. Cover loosely with foil the last 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Yield: 8-10