You can call it rustic apple tart or apple crostata , whatever you want. I think they call it rustic because there is really no rule to fold it , doesn’t take much time , like any other pastry or pie stuff . Just dump the fruit , fold the dough and throw them in the oven . Very easy and simple !! Especially when you don’t have much time to spend during the day to make a yummy dessert , this would be a good choice . Just make the crust ahead of time though ,because it needs to chill for at least an hour , just like any other pie crust .You can serve this warm with vanilla ice cream or just serve it as it is . No problem !
You need for the crust :
1 cup of all purpose flour
2 tbsp. of sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick of very cold unsalted butter , diced
2 tbsp. ice cold water
In a food processor , pulse the flour , sugar , salt together , then add the butter , pulse until coarse mixture reached , then add the cold water , pulse just until the dough comes together , don’t let it come together into a big ball . Remove , chill at least 1 hour .When you’re ready , roll your pie crust into 11 inch circle . Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet . Prepare the apples
For the filling :
3 large granny smith apples , peeled , cut into 8 slices , then cut each slices into 3-4 pieces
grated lemon / orange zest
Mix this mixture together , and dump the apples in the middle of the crust . Leaving about 1 1/2 inch on the sides to be folded later on .
For the topping
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
1/8 tsp. of all spice
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 stick of unsalted cold butter , diced
Mix flour , cinnamon and spices and sugar together , then add the diced butter , pulse in a food processor until mixture becomes crumbly . Remove and put in a bowl , mix with your hand , then sprinkle on the apples . Fold the crust in , bake at 425 F , for about 20-25 minutes . Serve warm or at room temperature , top with ice cream of you like .