Autumn is just around the corner and apples are most definitely in season. Here comes a sweet, sticky, nutty and warming apple pecan crumble with a hint of maple syrup!
Here is what you need for the crumble:
- 1 dl porridge oats
- 1 dl plain flour
- 1 dl light muscaovado suger
- 100 grams of room tempered butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 handful of roughly chopped pecan nuts
- 1 tablespoon honey
And here is what you need for the filling:
- 50 grams of butter
- 1 cinnamon stick
- A couple of whole cloves
- 1 dl light muscavado suger
- 5-6 Apples! I used braeburn apples since I think their flavour works great w the nuts and because I like how they keep their shape and do not turn to mash as some other apples. Of course you can use whatever apple you want!
- 3-4 handful of pecan nuts.
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (if you cannot get it, light syrup or honey works, or you can skip it all together)
What to do:
- Start with preparing your crumble! it really is super easy… Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and pinch the mixture with your fingers until it is all mixed. If you need to you can microwave the whole lot for just a few moments to make the butter a bit under room temperature so it is easier to work with. It is important that the butter does NOT melt though. There, thats the crumble done! Put it aside for now, turn your oven on to 200 degrees celcius and start with the filling.
- Wash and core your apples before cutting them in half and slicing them. I have chosen to keep the peel on the apples for extra colour and flavour, but you can of course peel them if you want.
- Melt the butter in a pan. Add the cinnamon stick, the cloves and the suger and stir it with a wooden spoon until the suger starts dissolving. Be careful here so that you do not burn your suger!
- After a minute or so, your butter is gong to start smelling wonderful and you can lower the heat on the stove and add the apples, the pecans and the maple syrup. Keep stirring until the apples starts to release some juice and the risk of burning is reduced.
- Let simmer gently for about 15-20 min and stir occasionally until you see that your apples start to turn golden and soft.
- Place the apples in your pie dish and let them cool for a bit before you pick upp the cinnamon stick and the cloves.
- Cover the apples with your crumble and place in the middle of the oven for about 20 min or until it looks golden brown and perfect!
- Serve with some vanilla ice cream and enjoy!