Sunday, October 4, 2009

My SMS Pick: Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble

Ever since I joined Sweet Melissa Sundays I have been counting down the days until October 4th, the day where I would be able to pick a recipe for the group. Of course, I didn't really realize at the time that October 4th would fall right in the middle of an international move!

I decided to choose Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble for two reasons. One, I thought it would be a great way to welcome fall (which by the way isn't on its way to Phoenix... it was over 100 the day I made this!). The second reason I picked this recipe is the simplicity of it. The most difficult part was peeling the apples.



The apples are cut and mixed with cinnamon and sugar and then they are dumped into a 2 quart baking pan. The topping is fantastically delicious! A combination of brown sugar, spices, pecans, and butter... YUM!

The crumble before it headed into the oven


Thanks to all the SMSers who baked along with me this week. I am so glad to be a part of this group!

Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble

for the filling:

7 large tart apples, roughly 3 pounds, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices

juice of 1 lemon

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour

for the pecan crumble:

3/4 cup pecan pieces

3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

pinch freshly grated nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Position a rack in the bottom third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 10-inch deep-dish baking dish or 2-quart ovenproof casserole. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.In a large bowl, stir together the apples and lemon juice. Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and flour over the apples, and stir to combine. Pour the apples into the baking dish.In a large bowl, stir together the pecans, flour, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg, and allspice. Stir in the melted butter. Spread the crumble over the apples.Place the baking dish on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the juices are bubbling and thick. Remove to a wire rack to cool before serving. Serve warm with whipped cream.


30 comments:

Tracey said...

Hi Cristine! Thanks for hosting this week! I absolutely loved the apple crumble, though I did omit the pecans and substitute cinnamon chips and oats. Yours looks fantastic!

Nina said...

Thanks for hosting! I had taken a piece of it and it was just so good.

lakegirl16 said...

Thanks for hosting. I loved this recipe! I also made the Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream to go with it. I loved this recipe, great choice!

Shandy said...

What a great choice for this week's recipe! Absolutely delicious and I love how your apple crumble turned out.

Susan said...

Thanks for picking this recipe! It was delicious. I upped the cinnamon in mine. I also sliced my apples too thin, but it was still great!

Flourchild said...

Thanks, nice fall recipe.

Every Day Blessings said...

My family loved this, it was a great choice and something that I will make again.

Mrs. G said...

Thanks for hosting! I really enjoyed this. I probably won't get my post up until Monday since I'm on my way back from Orlando.

Jaime said...

great pick, I loved this! good luck w/your move

Melissa said...

Loved your pick this week! Thanks for hosting!

Candy Girl said...

Great choice this week! Thanks for hosting.

k.a.r.e.n said...

Great pick! I love apple recipes. I use a veggie peel to peel apples... i cant peel apples for the life of me.

Jen T. said...

What a great pick! I was totally going to choose it for next week, so I got to bake it a week early :-D I hope the move is going well, and great job on the crumble!

Eliana said...

I'm sorry I couldn't bake with you this week. Your crumble looks fantastic Cristine.

Leslie said...

sooo yum..I love anything with a crump topping

teresa said...

i just went apple picking, so this would be a great recipe for us, delicious!

Emily Rose said...

Wow, this looks fantastic!! I have been trying to keep myself from joining Sweet Melissa Sundays because I know that I have NO time to do it but I think I'm going to buy the book so that I can try some of the delicious things you've been posting!!

Brad and Erica said...

Hey! Cristine is back (at least temporarily!) I keep checking to see if you guys have internet yet and if you are posting again. I miss reading your blog, and I miss you more. Send me an email and let me know how things are going. Also, I think I am going to make this as soon as you post the recipe. It looks great!

Katy ~ said...

This is a recipe that would be right up my alley. Love apple recipes!

The Bahens said...

Hi Cristine. Thanks for picking such a great recipe for SMS this week! My husband said it was the best ever! I had to type up the recipe to email it a friend this morning. If you send me your email address, I can just forward you a copy. Then you won't have to find your book! mohoha at hotmail dot com

margot said...

Your crumble looks really yummy! I thought it was absolutely delicious, great choice! Good luck unpacking and settling into your new home.

Jeannette said...

thank you SO much for choosing this and finally getting my butt into gear! i've been waiting to make a crumble for what feels like forever!! but i need that initial push :)

great choice, wonderful crumble!!

Karin said...

What a great recipe! Thanks for hosting this week. Hopefully, things will be back to normal for you soon.

Sweet and Savory said...

I am glad I have the book. She has so many great recipes but this one is just right for now. Our weather is more condusive to it, being in the 60's.

Chele said...

Great photos - can't wait to get my hands ont he recipe so I can have a go at tasting it too lol

Bunny said...

I love anything apple Cristine, this looks terrific!

Michele said...

Your crumble looks so awesome!

Sophie said...

This is the ideal fall dessert, I love seeing the different versions of it. This one's got a great crumble!

pinkstripes said...

Great choice! Perfect for fall. Thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Loved, loved, loved this one! Wonderful choice, thanks for hosting!

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