Tuesday, September 30, 2008
An apple crostata is kind of a freeform apple pie. There's no pie pan and only one crust, which is folded up around the edges of the apples. A crumbly, buttery, sugar-and-spicy mixture is sprinkled over the top, and then it all bakes down to look like this. Just a slice, with a little vanilla ice cream on the side ... And a welcome home dinner featuring chicken roasted on a bed of onions and flavored with garlic, paprika, rosemary, dijon mustard, and other good things; homemade applesauce; rice pilaf with orzo; roasted acorn squash with butter and a little brown sugar; and a salad of baby romaine, apples, red peppers, and pistachios.