Apple Crostata is Italian for a rustic apple pie and in French it is called an apple galette. Baking a crostata or galette is actually the same, however it should not be confused with a tart since it is not baked in a tart pan. Apple Crostata (or galette) is a delicious and very easy to make rustic open pie for dessert any time!
- Prep Time: 10-12 min.
- Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
- Total Time: 35-45 min
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 pie crust (pre-made)
- 2 Granny Smith Apples sliced
- 2 TBLS. butter
- 2 TBLS. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. lemon juice (fresh if you have it)
- 4 oz. Brie
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts toasted (optional)
- Turbinado Sugar for topping (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out the pie crust on parchment paper and place on a cookie sheet – set aside.
- Heat a medium size sauce pan on medium heat. Add in the butter, maple syrup and the lemon juice, stir to blend and then add in the apples.
- Cook for a few minutes stirring occasionally just until the apples have softened and absorbed the flavors of the syrup. Approximately 3-5 minutes based on the thickness of the apple slices.
- When apples have cooled for about 10 minutes, lay them out on the pie crust 2 inches from the edge.
- Roll up the crust, baste with egg wash and sprinkle with the turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the crust has browned.
Keywords: apple dessert, rustic pie, fall dessert, apple crostata, galette