If you like apple pies and tortas, then you are going to LOVE this Rustic Apple Crostata with Caramel Streusel Topping . . . an Italian take on pie (with a twist of German flair that I added for my German-Scottish husband)! Last month I made a peach crostata with the last harvest of peaches and just knew that I had to make it again with apples now that we’re in full swing of autumn.
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The great thing about crostatas (crostate in Italian), is how insanely simple they are to make! My kind of cooking! Simple and delicious! When I bake a crostata I do something different: I double the crust ingredients and make a bigger crostata about the size of a regular pie. Most crostata recipes are rather small. Even though that’s OK, my family wants more of a good thing!
How can anyone resist this beautiful creation filled with layers of apples in a thick, sweet crust topped with lots of cinnamon, sugar, and butter . . . and then drizzled with caramel? Oh, oh, OH!
“Excellent!” was the verdict of my sweets-loving and uber-picky husband. It’s always so much fun to find a winning recipe, isn’t it?
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So let’s get to the recipe!
This is literally my all-time “go-to” favorite baking dish to bake crostatas and casseroles in!
Here’s a link to it for you. Totally dependable, in a great size and a nice price to boot!
Here are a few more delicious apple dessert recipes for you to enjoy: