Cranberry Apple Crostata Recipe

Cranberry Apple Crostata Recipe

How To Make Cranberry Apple Crostata

This crostata recipe is a take on the Italian baked pie or tart. In this dish, the filling is made with cranberry and apple for a rustic autumn dessert.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



For Dough:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • ½tspfine sea salt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,very cold, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 5tbspice water,plus more as needed

For Filling:

  • ½cupOcean Spray® Craisins® dried cranberries
  • ¼cupOcean Spray® Cranberry juice cocktail
  • 3large baking apples,(such as honeycrisp, macoun, or empire)
  • ¼cupall-purpose flour
  • 3tbspbrown sugar
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • ½tspsalt

For Egg Wash:

  • 1egg,(well beaten with 1 tbsp water)


  1. In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, salt, and butter pieces until the butter is incorporated into small, pea-size pieces. Open the lid, add 3 tablespoons of the ice water, and pulse again until the mixture looks uniform.

  2. Press a small amount of dough together. It should hold together firmly. If it feels dry or crumbly and doesn’t hold together well, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

  3. Turn the dough out onto the countertop, and press into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days. 

  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the cranberries and cranberry juice for 30 to 45 seconds, or until warm. Let the cranberries soak for 15 minutes while preparing the filling. Drain and set aside 1 rounded tablespoon of cranberries for garnish. 

  5. Peel, core, and cut the apples into quarters. Cut each quarter into 4 to 5 wedges and place in large mixing bowl. Fold in the cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Fold the sugar mixture into the apples and set aside. 

  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  7. On a floured work surface, roll the dough into a 13-inch circle. Place circle on a prepared baking sheet. 

  8. Mound the filling in the center of the dough, leaving a 3-inch border all around. Fold the dough over the fruit, pleating as necessary and pressing gently to seal the pleats. Brush the dough with the egg wash.

  9. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the apples are tender, the filling bubbles and the crust is golden brown.

  10. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the reserved cranberries. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Calories: 395.48kcal
  • Fat: 16.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.72g
  • Fiber: 3.86g
  • Sugar: 25.76g
  • Protein: 5.08g
  • Cholesterol: 67.33mg
  • Sodium: 403.81mg
  • Calcium: 27.08mg
  • Potassium: 163.85mg
  • Iron: 2.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 143.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.38mg
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