I love making crostadas ~ they are so much easier than a regular pie. Almost any kind of fruit will work, too. This apple pear crostada is delicious since pears and apples go so well together. The shape doesn’t have to be perfect, either. Since I’m a lazy cook, crostadas are a perfect dessert to bake!
Apple Pear Crostada
1 unbaked crust ~ bought or homemade
1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
8 tbsps cold butter, cut into pieces
2 large apples, cored and cut in chunks ~ I used MacIntosh
2 large pears, cored and cut in chunks ~ I used Bosc
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375º.
Make the topping: Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
Make the filling: In a large bowl, mix all of the filling ingredients together until combined.
To make the crostada: Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Place the crust on the parchment. Spoon the fruit mixture over the top of the crust, leaving a 2 inch border around the pie crust. Fold the dough partially over the filling leaving about a 9 or 10 inch round. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit.
Bake for 50 minutes or until the fruit is tender. When finished, cool on the sheet on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Serve warm if desired.
Makes 8 servings.