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Apple Crostada with Brown Butter Streusel

Tender apples, cinnamon spice, brown butter streusel, all in a flaky pastry?  Come to momma!

I first made this dessert last year and I have been waiting for the right time to make it again and share it (along with countless other recipes that I can't seem to get to because life is, well...BUSY).  And since I haven't shared a Sunday dinner post in a very long time, I thought this would be the perfect Sunday to conquer both the making and sharing.

I like to use a mixture of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples for texture and taste reasons.  The apples are cooked slightly in a maple syrup sauce before they are baked, so you are guaranteed to have tender apples in the final product.  Just keep and eye out on the Golden Delicious cause they can turn to mush quite quickly.  I also like a little lemon flavor with my baked apple recipes, so I used a strip of lemon to infuse the maple syrup mixture. 

And how about that brown butter streusel?  Yeah, I just got weak in the knees.  The original recipe called for walnuts in the streusel, but I completely blanked on that one when I was at the store, so I used sliced almonds since I had them on hand.  Pecans would work as well. 

This is almost the perfect apple dessert.  There is just one thing missing.  A scoop of vanilla ice cream! Doh!  I'm telling you my head is just not screwed on right these days.  It's not pictured, but you better believe I ran to the freezer before sinking my fork into a slice of this goodness.

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