Apple Crostata

Apple Crostata

Lemon Whipped Cream

Created by Brava

Serving Size


Active Time

~25 min

Total Time

~49 min


  • 6 Fuji apples
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7-8 oz pie dough (or ½ package store-bought pie dough)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar or other coarse sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

From Your Pantry



vegetable peeler

mixing bowls

Brava metal tray

pastry brush


rolling pin

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


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  • Kid Friendly
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  1. step

    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.

  2. step

    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.

  3. step

    Bake crostata

    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide metal tray into bottom shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.
    • While food bakes, prepare whipped cream.

  4. step

    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 at 350°F 5–10 minutes more.

  5. step

    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.