Apple Crostata

Apple Crostata {Gluten-Free} | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

We buy most of our groceries at a little neighborhood market a few blocks from our apartment. Although the store isn’t very big, they manage to fit a surprising variety of food inside.

A few weeks ago, they had Hidden Rose Apples on display. I’m a sucker for new foods I’ve never tried before, so I had to grab some. They are called Hidden Rose, because while they look like a regular apple on the outside, they are a pretty pink color inside! I knew I had to come up with some fun use for them. Fast forward to last night and apple crostata. I loosely followed Ina Garten’s recipe for guidance.


Pastry Dough

Apple Filling

  • 3 Hidden Rose apples
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 stick cold butter, diced
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
  1. Start the pastry dough by mixing the flours, sugar, and salt in a bowl. (Make sure the flours are well combined.) Add the butter and cut into the flour using a kitchen knife until the mixture is fairly blended. Add the water, again cut into the mixture. Finishing combining ingredients by hand, being careful not to overmix.
  2. Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refridgerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to an 11 inch circle, using a floured rolling pin. Move to a baking sheet.
  5. Slice the apples into 8ths, remove the core. Cut each wedge into 3 sections. Toss the apple chunks with the orange zest. Spread the mixture on the dough, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border.
  6. Make the topping by combining flour, sugar, allspice in a bowl. Again add the butter by cutting it into the flour mixture using a kitchen knife. Once mixture is crumbly, spread on top of the apples.
  7. Spread the pistachios evenly over pastry. Roll the edges of the dough to form the crust.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serves 4-6

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


  1. This looks fabulous, but I think I’m going to cheat. I’ll just sprinkle some sugar over the top of a frozen GF pizza crust as it defrosts and then I’ll put the apple mixture on top. Think it’ll work?

    Does it serve 4 Mikes or 6 Kalindas alone or ala mode?

  2. I’m sure that would work and it certainly would be easier.

    That was 4 Mikes or 6 Kalindas alone. I didn’t even think to add ice cream. Let me know how it goes. :)

  3. Do you think I should peel the apples or was the skin an alright texture?

  4. Skin on is ok, you just have to be ready to bite through the apples.

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