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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mini Fuji Apple Crostata

 

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If you have no noticed, lately, everything I have been making is with apples.  There is a good reason for it.  I went apple picking with The Daughter, The Husband, and my friend Anna.  We found out we got there on the last day of apple picking.  Unfortunately the whether in Chicago has been quite strange and very hot.  The poor apples so it took us about 3 hours just to find apples and fill out little bags.  I mainly got Granny Smiths and Fuji apples.   I was trying to think what to do with all the apples and than I remembered Jen from My Kitchen Addiction is hosting Kitchen Boot camp and this month’s theme is Pastry Dough and Batters.  I thought great, I will make mini apple crostata.  I used my pie dough I used from the pie competition.   IMG_3231

Mini Fuji Apple Crostata

5 Fuji Apples Sliced thinly

Lemon Juice

1/2 Cup of Sugar

3 Tbs of Cinnamon

Pie Dough

Egg Wash

Raw Sugar for decoration

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Take the apple slices and cover them with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
  3. Add the sugar and cinnamon and completely coat the apples.
  4. Roll out the pie dough to a 1/3 inch thickness. 
  5. Punch out large circles and place on a cookie sheet.
  6. Arrange the apple slices in the center of the circle while leaving a 1/2 an inch space from the edge.
  7. Bring up the edges.
  8. Bake for about 30-40 minutes. 
  9. 20 minutes into the baking time brush the top with the egg wash and sprinkle a little raw sugar for a good crunch. 

*With this dough, make sure the bottom is cooked, depending on your pan, it may take a longer cook time.

 

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25 comments:

  1. I enjoy baking and making things with apples and these mini apple crosatas look so delish!

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  2. What a perfect way to use fresh apples--I just made some a few days ago and they went quickly!

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  3. Cutie Pies! (both the crostatas and the kid)

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  4. Great looking mini's! The dish and the baby girl. I'm saving this recipe.

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  5. What a great easy way to make apples into something special.

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  6. Yummy looking apple crostata and cute baby girl :)

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  7. I love apples in bakes. These look so cute and delicious ....yum

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  8. Cute pics of The Daughter and the mini Crostatas look delicious! I live in the Chicago area and had heard that very few orchards had any apples left for picking, but at least you were able to fins some:)

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  9. I've been seeing a lot of crostatas lately but no minis! I love it! Great way to enjoy those freshly picked apples.

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  10. That's the way to do it! Enjoy the apple harvest until you can't make another thing with apples. Your pastries are too cute!

    Laura

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  11. if I have that many apples too, I'll be making crostata and apple pies everyday, my kids love it, it's their favorite :)

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  12. I've been wanting to make a Crostata. I love the idea of doing mini ones.

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  13. Awwww, she is sooo adorable! And of course, the crostata looks devine! I have yet to try making one.

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  14. Crostatas are the best! I just made some recently too.. so easy and so rustic :)

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  15. Your little crostata's are so cute! And so is your daughter!

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  16. Oh how cute love the individual portions. Yep I live alone and that is why I avoid apple picking, too much

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  17. I love crostata, and those mini's look delicious!! I do love just about anything apple, thanks for sharing such a delightful treat!

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  18. Simple, but lovely, and perfect for this time of year (or any time really!)

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  19. Very pretty, your daughter and the mini apple pies.:)

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  20. Those look great! Don't you just love baking with apples in the fall?

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  21. These look so delish! Thanks for submitting them for Kitchen Bootcamp!

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