Apple Cheddar Crostata

Sweet meets savory in this rustic yet refined dessert. This cheesy crostata lets your family enjoy the perfect combination of tastes and textures. From the crisp, sweet apples to the rich and melty Kraft Signature Cheddar Blend, you can make dessert the main attraction!

Total Time: 2 Hours (incl. refrigerating)

Prep Time: 25 Mins

Servings: 6

Healthy Living

What You Need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. to 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1 cup KRAFT Signature Cheddar Blend Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 lbs. Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. milk

Let’s Make It

  1. Use pulsing action of food processor to process flour and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Slowly add water to mixture, pulsing after each addition until mixture is well blended and forms dough that pulls away from side of food processor container. Add 1/2 cup cheese; pulse until combined.
  2. Transfer dough to work surface; knead gently just until blended. Shape into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 425°F. Unwrap dough; place between 2 lightly floured sheets of waxed paper. Roll into 11-inch circle. Transfer to parchment-covered baking sheet.
  4. Stir together 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; toss with apples and lemon juice in large bowl. Let stand 10 min.; spoon into center of crust to within 3 inches of edge. Fold edge of crust over apple mixture, pleating edge as necessary. (Apple mixture in center will remain uncovered.) Brush edge of crust with milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until crust is golden brown, and apple mixture is hot and bubbly, topping with remaining cheese after 25 min.

Kitchen Tips


Garnish with fresh thyme.

Nutrition Facts
6 servings per container
Serving size 192

Amount per serving
Calories 530
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Trans Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 100mg 34%
Sodium 370mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 27g
Includes 17g Added Sugars 34%
Protein 7g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 148mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 131mg 3%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.