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.