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Farmstead Honeyed Apple-Almond Crostata

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About the Recipe


2 granola bars

3 small tart apples (eg., Granny Smith), peeled, cored, diced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2/3 cup Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone, softened to room temperature

1/4 cup almond paste

1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust (or pastry dough), rolled out to a 9-inch round

1/4 cup slivered almonds

Honey, for drizzling over crostata


Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place granola bars into a large resealable bag; seal. Pound until crushed. In a medium bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Set aside.

Place pie crust (or pastry dough) on parchment-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, stir together mascarpone and almond paste until well mixed. Gently spread mascarpone mixture onto center of pie crust (or pastry dough) to about 1 ½ inch from the edge. Spoon the apples over mascarpone; sprinkle crushed granola and slivered almonds over apples. Fold edge of crust over, pleating to fit.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender. (Cover with foil if crust is browning too quickly.) Cool 15 minutes. Cut into wedges; drizzle wedges with honey.

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