Apple and Pecan Nut Crumble

Photo 2013-05-22 7 01 50 PM

A gorgeous twist on the normal crumble. The pecan nuts add a great crunch and delicious compliment to the apples.

190g butter (at room temp)

190g white sugar

1 egg (lightly beaten)

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g pecan nuts (chopped) – reserve a few whole ones for garnish

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp cornflour

A pinch of salt

400g pie apples (either a tin or home made – see tip below*)

¼ cup light brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon powder

– Preheat oven to 180 C

– Cream the butter and white sugar together until soft and creamy

– Add the egg, vanilla extract and peacans and mix to combine

– Sift together the flour, baking powder, cornflour and salt

– Add the flour mixture to the egg mixtire and stir together until mixed.

– Put 1/3 of the mix into a greased ovenproof dish and press down to form a base.

– Add the apples and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over them

– Then add the rest of the crumble mixture on top of the apples, breaking it up into small bits as you go. Garnish with a few whole pecans.

– Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Recipe by Debbie Sudworth

* If you would like to prepare fresh apples for this dish you can! Its better 🙂

Peel and core about 8 – 10 apples and slice them into wedges. Place in a pot and pour just enough water in to cover the base, don’t cover the apples. Add in 2 or 3 cloves (optional) and about 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and bring to a gentle simmer until the apples are soft.

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