This rustic apple crostata with a homemade crust is a fast and simple dessert you can throw together for a weeknight meal or get-together.
In a big bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt.
Using two knives or a pastry cutter, blend in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl, combine vanilla extract and water.
One tablespoon at a time, stir into flour mixture until dough comes together.
Flatten a ball after gently rolling it.
Wrap in plastic wrap, then chill for about 30 minutes or until firm.
In a big bowl, combine apples, 3 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 cup sugar.
Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).
Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet.