Apple Caramel Aged Gouda Crostata By Valerie Gordon

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This sweet and savory crostata from Valerie Gordon’s new cookbook is perfect for the holiday table. If you can’t find aged gouda, cheddar or parmesan are good substitutes.

Apple and Caramel Aged Gouda Crostata from Sweet
Makes one 9-inch crostata; serves 6 to 8

5 medium Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples (11/2 pounds), peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 cup light brown sugar
Aged Gouda Cornmeal Crust
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. fleur de sel

For the Crust:
11/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
3 tbs. sugar
1 cup grated aged Gouda, chilled
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
2 to 4 tbs. ice water

1. Put the flour, cornmeal, and sugar into a medium bowl and mix together with a fork or small whisk. Add the Gouda and mix until combined. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or large fork until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Drizzle 2 tablespoons water over the dough, mixing with the pastry cutter or fork, then add more water if necessary, mixing until the dough just comes together. [...] read more