Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce

Apple Crostata with Caramel Sauce

  • 25 Minutes Prep1 Hour 15 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings
  • 370 Calories per Serving
Artisan-style apple pie comes quick with a flavor bonus--caramel topping!

Ingredient List


  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold shortening
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons buttermilk

Filling and Topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples (4 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup caramel topping


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour and the salt. Cut in shortening and butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle oil and buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time) sprinkle over flour mixture, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans side of bowl.
  2. Gather dough into a ball; shape into flattened 5-inch round on lightly floured ungreased large cookie sheet. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into 12-inch round.
  3. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Stir in apples until coated. Mound apple mixture on center of dough round to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of dough slightly. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and dough.
  4. Bake 42 to 47 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are fork tender. (If apples begin to brown to quickly, coverthe apples loosely with aluminum foil.) Cut into wedges. Serve warm drizzled with caramel topping.


  • Get more fiber and color when you don’t peel the apples, and think of the time you’ll save!
  • Empire, Regent and Spartan apples are good choices for baked pies and desserts.
  • No buttermilk on hand? Place 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar into measuring cup; add milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before using. Save remaining "buttermilk" for another use.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 11g 17%, Saturated Fat 3 1/2g 16%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 310mg 13%, Potassium 120mg 3%, Total Carbohydrate 64g 21%, Dietary Fiber 2g 7%, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 10%, Thiamin 10%, Riboflavin 10%, Niacin 6%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 6%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 2%, Phosphorus 6%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 10%, Copper 2%, Manganese 10%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 370, Calories from Fat 100, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 1/2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 1g, Sugars 41g, Protein 3g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 1/2g, Carbohydrate Choice 4, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 3 1/2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 2, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 3tsp