Apple Pecan Crumble with a hint of cinnamon and maple syrup, a delicious treat bursting with Autumn flavours. It's such an easy dessert to put together with just a handful of simple ingredients. Quick, easy, the perfect family treat this Fall.
Crumbles must be the easiest dessert to put together, and they are the very definition of frugal food that is delicious and a big hit with the whole family. When it comes to the filling absolutely anything goes, in every possible combination.
I usually go for an oat crumble topping, and my Apple Crumble with Oats is one of my best performing dessert recipe. Whether you use apples on their own, or in a combo with other fruit, like in my Apple and Plum Crumble, you know you are in for a treat.
Now this crumble brings together two of Autumn's favourite produce: apples and pecans. If the oat topping was amazing, wait for this pecan crumble topping. It's nice and crunchy, and it contrasts deliciously with the soft crumble filling.
You can choose to add pecans only to the topping, which is fine, or, like me, you can add a handful of pecans to the filling as well, for the ultimate pecan dessert experience.
Ingredients needed for the pecan apples crumble
- flour - we need regular plain flour for the crumble
- pecans - I used half of the pecans for the filling, and half for the topping
- apples - you can choose any apples you like, either cooking apples or eating apples
- maple syrup - adds a lovely hint of Autumn
- cinnamon - it pairs beautifully with the apples
- brown sugar - for the filling
- butter - melted and cooled for the topping, and a bit extra for greasing the pan
- granulated sugar - for the topping
Step-by-step photos and instructions
- to make the filling, start by greasing the oven-proof dish with butter
- peel and chop the apples, and add them to the pan together with the cinnamon, brown sugar and maple syrup, and toss well to coat
- scatter the pecan halves around
- to make the topping, melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly
- in a large bowl, sift the flour, add the cooled butter, granulated sugar and roughly chopped pecans, and mix well
- top the apples with the crumble topping and bake in the preheated oven at 190 degrees Celsius (375 Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes or until golden
This crumble is incredibly easy to make, and it's pretty much failproof. Depending on the type of apples used, the filling will be either slightly tart and sweet, or just sweet. You don't necessarily need cooking apples for this recipe, it works with pretty much anything you have.
Make sure the oven temperature is moderate, too high, and the topping will brown before the apples have a chance to soften. While it will still be nice to eat, it won't be quite the texture we are after.
What to serve with the crumble
Or, another great option is ice cream, and here you have a wide range of ice cream ideas: Homemade Ice Cream Recipes.
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Apple Pecan Crumble
- 6 apples
- 100 g pecan halves
- 100 g granulated sugar
- 100 g flour
- 100 g butter
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
- To make the filling, peel and chop the apples.
- Butter an ovenproof dish, and add the apples together with the brown sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup.
- Toss well to coat the apples.
- Scatter half of the pecans over the apples.
- To make the crumble topping, roughly chop the remaining pecans, or add them to a food processor to blitz very briefly.
- Melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, sift the flour, add the melted butter, chopped pecans and sugar, and mix well.
- Top the apples with the pecan crumble topping and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
- This crumble is incredibly easy to make, and it's pretty much failproof. Depending on the type of apples used, the filling will be either slightly tart and sweet, or just sweet.
- You don't necessarily need cooking apples for this recipe, it works with pretty much anything you have.
- Make sure the oven temperature is moderate, too high, and the topping will brown before the apples have a chance to soften. While it will still be nice to eat, it won't be quite the texture we are after.