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Apple Crostata

Lemon Whipped Cream


Active Time:
~25 min
Total Time:
~1 hour 18 minutes


Step 1: Prep apples

  • Peel and core apples; cut each apple lengthwise into 8 slices.
  • In large bowl, toss together apples, ¼ cup granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt.


Step 2: Assemble crostata

  • Roll pie dough into a 10-inch round.
  • Lay dough round on Brava metal tray. Evenly spread apples on dough, leaving a 1-inch border uncovered on all sides.
  • Fold dough in from outside edge and press firmly against apples. For a more elegant presentation, form pleats in the folds.
  • Fold border up and over filling, pressing dough firmly against apples.
  • In small bowl, combine eggs and egg yolk; beat with fork until blended.
  • Using pastry brush, brush edges of dough with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.


Step 3: Bake crostata

  • Slide metal tray into top oven shelf.
  • Select “Bake” on your oven touchscreen. Set temperature to 350°F and timer for 18 minutes. Press green button to begin preheating.
  • When oven is preheated, slide metal tray into bottom oven shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.
  • While food bakes, prepare whipped cream.


Step 4: Make lemon whipped cream

  • In large bowl, whisk together heavy cream, remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and lemon zest until soft peaks form; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Check the crostata after 18 minutes. Crust should be golden brown and apples slightly browned and tender. If not, bake 5–10 minutes more.


Step 5: Slice & serve

  • When your food is done, cool crostata on tray for 10 minutes before serving. Be sure to slice crostata on cutting board, not on metal tray.
  • Cut crostata into slices and serve with a dollop of lemon whipped cream.