Perhaps I should re-title this post “Monday Temptation” because I know just looking at these images is tempting me to eat an entire apple pie! What you see here is a Cinnamon-Apple Crostata. My mother-in-law sent me the recipe from Pillsbury.com. The husband and I have half a bushel of apples from going apple picking this past weekend, and she knew that I would need something to make with all those apples! This was just the ticket—and with 5 ingredients and a pre-made pie crust, you too can have this delicious crostata in under an hour.

Tips on putting together this lovely pastry of goodness:

  • Lightly pinching the pie crust at the “folds” will help it stay put. If the apples look like they are just HEAPING out, don’t worry, they’ll sink down.
  • If you like nuts, like I do, you may want to add another 1/2 tbsp. to the top.
  • When lifting the crostata to put on a cake stand or plate, first gently loosen the bottom of the crostata with a spatula. Then use two WIDE spatulas (I used a fish spatula which is super wide) to carefully lift the crostata to your nearby plate.
  • One crostata will feed about 6-8 girls or 4 guys. If you’re having a large party—make two! And serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

ok—I am totally craving this now, so I have to end. Enjoy this lovely fall day!

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