How to make Apple and Pear Crostata -

Mini version of crostatas topped with fruits.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Apple (सेब), Green pear (हरी नाश्पाती)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Desserts

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Apple and Pear Crostata

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Apple and Pear Crostata Recipe

  • Apple 1/2 medium

  • Green pear 1/2 medium

  • Short crust pastry dough 250 grams

  • Butter 1/4 cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1/4 cup

  • Egg 1

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Refined flour (maida) rotis ½ cup + fo

  • Cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon

  • brown sugar/jaggery for sprink

  • Almonds sliced 4-6

  • Icing sugar as required

  • Edible glaze for brushi

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C.

Step 2

Cream together butter and castor sugar in a bowl with a whisk.

Step 3

Break egg in another bowl, whisk and add half to butter cream mixture reserving the remaining and whisk well.

Step 4

Add vanilla essence and whisk. Sift in flour and whisk well. Add cinnamon powder and whisk again.

Step 5

Discard stem and bottom of a pear and apple, halve and cut into small pieces.

Step 6

Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough and roll out to make ½ cm thin sheet. Cut the sheet into 3 roundels using a medium size cookie cutter and discard the excess.

Step 7

Lightly press the edges of the discs, put some cream mixture in the center and top with some chopped pear and apple. Pleat the edges and fold in toward the stuffing. These are crostatas.

Step 8

Place them onto a baking tray and brush some reserved egg mixture on top. Sprinkle some brown sugar and sliced almonds on top.

Step 9

Place the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Sift some icing sugar on a serving platter, place crostatas and brush some glaze on top of crostatas.

Step 10

Serve.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.