Apple Crostatas
Make this when the weather gets cooler but you don’t feel like going all out with an apple pie. The cheddar in the crust perfectly complements the cinnamon in the apple filling.

In our October issue, we preview new baking books out this fall that celebrate easy American desserts. Here, we offer 10 new ideas for the all-American apple pie, like a double-crust version, flaky apple crostatas (pictured), and crispy apple dumplings made with frozen puff-pastry sheets. More Excellent Desserts: 10 superb American desserts, like minty baked Alaska and red velvet cake with caramel-coated pecans.

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