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Pecan Apple Crumble

by Lorena

We often need a dessert recipe that’s easy, that’s good for serving several people and that is still yummy. This pecan apple crumble is one of my “saviour” desserts because it takes almost no effort to make and so far I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like it. The apples turn nice and gooey in the brown sugar mix and the crumble is extremely tasty. I also added walnuts to the crumble so it has a lovely crunch as well.

*This recipe was originally created on March 2018 and revised on September 2020*

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pecan apple crumble

I’m not a great apple eater. I think I had way too many at one point and now I find them boring. HOWEVER, I love them crazily in desserts and even in savoury dishes. I just don’t like it straight from the fruit. We’ve done the crumble on this pecan apple crumble before when we did the berry bars and also the chia muffins with crumble on top. I love that about cooking: once you nail a technique you can apply it to several dishes :).

pecan apple crumble

Pecan apple crumble

In the video for this pecan apple crumble I used individual ramekins and in the photos, you can see it can also be done in a large baking dish. The video above was the first time making the recipe and now I have updated it. I love to do that with older recipes. So if you see any differences, that’s why :). If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to give my guests a “mini dessert” each instead of making a large dish and serving it. However, when I asked you guys on Instagram what you prefered this time around, you all voted for a large dish, so yeah, I lost, lol. If you like my baking dish, it’s the Le Creuset Quiche Dish.

You’re hot and you’re cold

I served this pecan apple crumble with vanilla ice cream because it’s obviously much more delicious when served warm. Every time we make a dessert that thickens in the oven like a pie or a crumble, in this case, it’s best to let it cool completely before serving. This allows it to thicken a bit more and then you can reheat it to serve. It even works really well if you reheat it in the microwave. This is in case you’re scared that popping it back into the oven would burn it. And with vanilla ice cream it’s spectacular. Of course, you can switch the flavour for cinnamon, dulce de leche, ginger, etc.

Pecan Apple Crumble

4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people in ramekins or 1 pie dish of around 25cm in diameter
Author: Lorena Salinas from Cravings Journal


For the crumble

  • 100 g unsalted butter cold and cut in cubes
  • 130 g all purpose flour
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g chopped pecans (not toasted)

For the apples

  • 6 Pink Lady apples or Royal Gala or Fuji
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour


For the crumble

  • Put everything in a bowl and mix. Pinch the butter cubes with your fingers along with the other ingredients until there are no large bits of butter left.

For the apples

  • Mix everything except the apples and reserve.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples to 5mm in thickness.
  • Mix the apples with the rest of the filling ingredients and place in individual ramekins or in a large baking dish. Press down gently to minimize the amount of air between the apples.
  • Sprinkle the crumble on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 30-40min or until golden on top and bubbly. If you have an electric oven, you can see how it's going at the 20min mark and if it's already golden enough on top, switch to bottom heat only for the rest of the cooking process.
  • Let it cool down completely before serving.
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pecan apple crumble
pecan apple crumble

1 comment

kate October 20, 2022 - 8:59 am

Delicious and super easy!


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