I promise you, you will never look the same way at Apple Crumble ever again after eating this! Much as I love a traditional dessert, sometimes they need a bit of refreshing. I suppose in posh circles this would be called a deconstructed Apple Crumble – Whatever you want to call it, its delicious. And once again, very easy to make!
I love this served hot or cold – Obviously the ice-cream melts very fast if the Apple Pecan Crunch is still hot.
Apple Pecan Crunch
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hour, 10 minutes|
- 5 Large Baking Apples (Peeled and chopped into medium slices)
- 1 Juice of Lemon
- 200g Caster Sugar
- 100 = 1.5 tablespoonsg Plain Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 100g Pecans (Crumbled into small chunks)
- 150g Light Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
- 120g Melted Butter
|In a large bowl, pour the lemon juice onto the apples and mix thoroughly.|
|Mix together the caster sugar, cinnamon and 1.5 tablespoons of the plain flour and mix into the apple. Pour into an oven dish - I use a large oval one. It doesn't have to be very deep.|
|Preheat the oven to 180C.|
|In another large bowl, place the pecans and mix in the remaining flour, brown sugar and mixed spice.|
|Pour over the melted butter and mix well - Add on top of the apple mixture. You will think it will look soggy but it will turn out lovely and crunchy.|
|Bake for 1 hour - Serve with ice-cream (My favourite is Cookie Dough when the apple mixture is slightly warm)|
Its all about apples this week in our house – we have been gifted some baking apples from our lovely friend, Sue and I have a huge bag of apples from nursery. When Violet left, we bought the nursery an apple tree as a leaving gift. Apparently this year is a bumper crop for the tree (must be because Tara now goes there!) and I have offered to make some mini cakes for the kids with the apples. The gift that keeps on giving?!
To keep with the apple theme, I’ve chosen Franglais Kitchen’s Cinnamon Apple Meringues as my featured bake – They are just lovely. I love anything meringue so am desperate to have a go at these!
It was a hard decision as usual, due to the amazing array of bakes that keep on being submitted …
1. Chocolate Orange Cupcakes for Grown Ups by Jaisee Mummy – This comes complete with tons of decorating suggestions. This woman is amazing!
2. More apple again with Apple & Honey Cookies from Family-Friends-Food – These look a lovely bake with a really chewy middle. Yum!
3. Ooh I so very nearly awarded featured bake to these Violet & Vanilla Cupcakes due to my love of all things violet – by Mummy Whiskers
4. A beautiful Mary Berry Austrian Cake from the delicious Searching for Spice in line with the GBBO European week.
5. Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart – My mouth waters every time I see this from Baking Queen 74.
6. It was the pistachio icing on these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes from ET Speaks From Home that did it for me. Mmmm.
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