Apple Crostata with Spiced Caramel Sauce
Apple Crostata with Spiced Caramel Sauce
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  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 3 hr
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  • Summary

    Do you love apple pie, but feel stuck in a classic-pie rut at Thanksgiving? Bake outside the box this year with the Italian version, known as crostata. Unlike typical American pie pastry, crostata pastry is similar to cookie dough, so instead of being flaky, it bakes up like a crisp, chewy sugar cookie. Drizzle slices with warm spiced caramel sauce, and you just might count yourself among the crostata converts. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of our Gourmet Modern Menu for Thanksgiving for 2 or 20. Menu also includes: Citrus-Sage Roast Turkey with Gravy (whole turkey or breast ); Roasted Butternut Squash Ribbons with Arugula, Pancetta, and Hazelnut Salad; Mashed Potato and Cauliflower Gratin; Cabernet-Cranberry Sauce with Figs; and Challah, Sausage, and Dried Cherry Stuffing .

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest
    • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/2 pounds apples (a combination of tart apples, such as Granny Smith, and sweeter apples, such as Honeycrisp and Gala), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    • 1/3 cup apricot preserves or jam
    • 1 teaspoon water
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    • Accompaniment: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
    • 9-inch springform pan

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3738 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 112 g 172.38%
    • Saturated Fat: 70 g 349.35%
    • Trans Fat: 4 g %
    • Cholesterol: 332 mg 110.75%
    • Sodium: 994 mg 41.43%
    • Calcium: 323 mg 32.31%
    • Potassium: 1942 mg 55.48%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 15 mg 85.5%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 672 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 37 g 147.16%
    • Sugar: 430 g
    • Protein: 33 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 99.57%
    • Vitamin C 95.13%
    • Vitamin D 37.8%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat22
    • Exchange - Fruit11
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs21
    • Exchange - Starch13
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total16 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit8 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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