Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Apple Crostada

My husband has been eating apples in his lunch every day, so when we went shopping last week we bought him more apples. We ran across a type of apple that neither of us had ever heard of before, so he decided to give them a try. It was called a Christmas Apple, what a cute name. However, he was not too fond of the taste and texture of this particular apple, so instead of eating them in his lunch we turned them into the best tasting dessert.

3 - Medium Apples (cored & thinly sliced)
1 Tbs. - Lemon Juice
1 C. - Golden Raisins
½ C. - Brown Sugar (I used Splenda for baking)
1 Tbs. - Ground Cinnamon
½ Tsp. - Ground Nutmeg
1 - Egg
1 Tbs. -Heavy Cream
1 - Frozen Pie Crust (thawed)

In a mixing bowl stir together the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins, on a parchment lined baking sheet unroll the pie crust. Lay the apple mixture in the center of the crust trying to leave a 1 inch boarder on all sides. Fold the sides of the crust up over the edge of the apples, mix together the egg and cream. Brush the edges of the crust with the egg mixture for a golden color while baking. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. If you see the apples getting a little too dark you can lay a piece of foil over just the apples so the crust can still brown. When the Crostada has cooled sprinkle it with a little powder sugar, serve it warm or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.

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Amy said...

I try to have an apple everyday at work too. Maybe a few will have to be "sacrificed" for this dessert!

Bunny said...

I've never heard of a Christmas Apple either, the Crostada looks so good! Apples are my favorite fruit!

Happy cook said...

I too have never heard of these cchrismas apple.
Instead of pir crust can i use puff pastry which is available here than pie crust.

Grace said...

i like to eat my "apple a day" in the form of pies, tarts, cobbler, or crostadas. :)

Karen said...

Haven't heard of Christmas apples - will have to look them up. Your crostada looks like it belongs on a magazine cover! Nicely browned and looks delicious

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Kaitlin said...

Mmm, that looks so yummy! Sorry you weren't such a fan of the Christmas apple - that's a shame since it's name is so great.

EAT! said...

I have had a craving for an apple pie lately. This is an easy alternative to make my pie even faster!!

Amanda said...

That turned out beautifully!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This looks scrumptious! Something about it just makes me want to grab a fork and dig in!

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