Who says you can’t have a fabulous dessert in minutes?

Well… it’s minutes if your frozen puff pastry is already thawed, otherwise you do have to plan a bit.

I planned a bit.

But it really was simple and came together in minutes.

Once the pastry is thawed, preheat oven to 400°.

Lay out pastry on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Spread a layer of cranberry sauce to within an inch of the edges. Into a bowl, mix 2 sliced apples – I used a granny smith and a cortland – with 2 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 2 tbsp flour – and some nutmeg and cinnamon.

Pile into the center of the pastry and fold the sides up, pinching the pastry here and there to keep it over the filling. Place into the hot oven and bake about 30 minutes.

Cool and enjoy.

The beauty of crostatas is they’re supposed to be rustic. They’re hand-formed and can take on any shape you want – they are not perfect round machine-made-mass-produced.

And regardless of shape – they are delicious

I had leftover homemade cranberry sauce but any would work – and any apple that will hold its shape would work, as well. I didn’t peel them because I was feeling lazy. Your call.

Have fun with it – and remember that the beauty is in the eating!