1. Sweet Apple Crostata
Sweet Apple Crostata

Sweet Apple Crostata

Harry & David | Dessert, Apples, Relish |American

This Apple Crostata recipe sets itself apart with it's cheese-infused crust! Sweet and salty, this dessert is one that everyone will love! Enjoy!

This Apple Crostata is packed with several delights, including fresh apples and cheese. Similar to a rustic apple pie, this Apple Crostata has a cheese crust that creates a sweet-salty combination and a delicious depth of flavor. To amp up the flavor of the crostata even more, you can add Harry & David strawberry preserves for an extra touch of sweetness.

Before folding up this rustic pie, make sure to give the apples a generous coat of the sweet preserves on top to really pack in that flavor. The strawberry in the preserves pairs perfectly with the apples in the pie and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream once it's done. Gorgeous, rustic, and delicious, this is one dessert you'll always want to eat!

Sweet Apple Crostata

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hours | Total Time: 1 hours


For the crust

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4-6 Tbsp. ice water
  • 3/4 cup TouVelle cheese, shredded
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten (egg wash)
  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar, for sprinkling

For the filling

  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry preserves


  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt.
  2. Then add in the cold, cut butter and cheese.
  3. Using a pastry blender, mix together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
  4. Slowly add one tablespoon of ice water at a time, mixing the dough together with your hands until it forms into a ball.
  5. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, in a large bowl, toss together the apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  7. Next, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Remove your dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out to a 13-inch round circle. The dough should be about 1/8-inch thick.
  9. Transfer the dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Spread out apple filling over the dough, leaving about a 1-1/2-inch board.
  11. Brush the apples with strawberry preserves.
  12. Fold edges in to form a crust; brush with egg wash, then sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  13. Bake crostata until the apples are tender and the crust is golden, or about 1 hour. Allow to cool before serving.
  14. Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Makes: 1 crostata
Serves: 4 servings