Friday, September 2, 2011

Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble

I am enjoying some time with Paul’s family at the lake this weekend so I have a guest post for you.  Allow me to introduce Ryan of Ryan Bakes.  I stumbled upon her delicious blog a few months ago and I fell in love with it.  Her recipes are comforting and I love her cooking and baking style.  Ryan Bakes is full of variety and it’s evident that she loves people as much as she loves food; Ryan is sweet and funny and I’m so excited to try this recipe that she has shared.  Head to Ryan’s blog and spend some time browsing her recipes, you will quickly see what I mean.  Thanks Ryan!
Hello friends of Bake Your Day! I am so excited to guest post for Cassie today! I’m a big fan of her blog and all of the delicious recipes she posts—I always love to come over and see what’s new over here and usually leave with my stomach rumbling from all of the yummy dishes!! I have also gotten to “know” her through email and twitter over the past few months and her kindness and thoughtfulness to others really shines through.  If you read her blog regularly, you know this to be the case!
We live in Richmond, VA and experienced both the earthquake and hurricane Irene last week.  Even though, in the end, we thankfully only sustained some downed limbs and loss of power, it was still a very strange week.  I really prefer to space my natural disasters out a bit.  By the end of the week, and when the power had returned, comfort cooking sounded like just the thing.  I decided to make an apple crumble—the thought of my kitchen filling with the smells of cinnamon, brown sugar, and baking apples sounded heavenly.  This recipe is a favorite of mine.  I’ve adjusted the spices slightly to suit the preferences of my family (lots of cinnamon, hint of allspice, no nutmeg) but you can play around with the spices in the crumble topping to make it the way you like it.  The apples cook down and mix with the brown sugar and cinnamon to make a delicious syrup that goes wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble Recipe
For the Apple Filling:
7 large tart apples (roughly 3 pounds), peeled, cored and cut into ¼ inch slices.  I used Granny Smith, but McIntosh, Golden Delicious or Macouns or a combination would work well too.
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbs. all-purpose flour
For the Pecan Crumble:
¾ cup pecan pieces
¾ cup, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
¾ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
½ tsp. cinnamon
8 tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly butter a 10-inch deep-dish baking dish or 2-quart ovenproof casserole. 
To make the filling:  In a large bowl, stir together the sliced apples and lemon juice.  Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and flour over the apples, and stir to combine.  Pour the apples into the baking dish.
To make the pecan crumble:  In a large bowl, stir together the pecans, flour, brown sugar, salt, all spice, and cinnamon. Stir in the melted better and mix until crumbly.  Spread the crumble over the apples.
To bake:  Place the baking dish on a cookie sheet to catch any juices that may spill over during baking.  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 with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. 
 

45 Responses to “Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble”

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    In Katrina's Kitchen — September 2, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    2 of my favorite bloggers teaming up to bring me a delicious recipe this morning!! Thanks ladies!!

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    Tina — September 2, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    Fall has arrived and nothing like an apple crumble for a great start! Looks delicious-great guest post from Ryan.

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    Nelly Rodriguez — September 2, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    Oh what a great guest post and recipe! Fall is Apple time, and I couldn't be more excited!

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    Maureen — September 2, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    This looks so good. I love any dessert with apples in it!

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — September 2, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    I'm looking forward to baking with apples very soon. Can't wait to go apple picking. 🙂

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    meeshiesmom — September 2, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    Would love to make this with pears!
    Karen

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    RavieNomNoms — September 2, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    Oh wow…this is amazing! I am seeing so many delicious looking peach recipes. This just looks so tasty!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 2, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I was just talking to my mom about apples this morning and how I can't wait to get to the Farmers Market tomorrow to grab some more apples. Now I know what I'll be doing with them! Thanks Cassie for introducing Ryan and Thank you Ryan for a delicious recipe! Have a great weekend!

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    Beth Michelle — September 2, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    Great guest post Cassie. Ryan's apple pecan crumble looks amazing! I miss going apple picking in the fall. Even with no apple picking in Israel, I still cannot wait to try this with the apples I pick at the shuk!

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    Wilde in the Kitchen — September 2, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I'm not really ready for fall yet, but I think that this crumble will help to soften the blow. I love the addition of pecans, sounds delicious!

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    Courtney — September 2, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    looks delish!! hope you are enjoying the lake! we are planning to go to the market soon so I will have to check this out!!

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    Erin — September 2, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Oh yum! Apples and peaches together here. What a great dessert! Great guest post!

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    Stephanie — September 2, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    Great guest post! This is a great way to kick off the fall!!

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    briarrose — September 2, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    Definitely a get ready for fall dish…looks delicious.

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    BonnieBanters — September 2, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    With fall in the air, this is the perfect dessert!
    Know you're over the storms Ryan! Enjoy your Dad Cassie!

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    Jennifer — September 2, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    The pecan crumble sounds perfect for this apple dessert.

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    Elaine — September 3, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    This recipe looks wonderful, Ryan! I can't wait to try it. I hope you have a lovely Labor Day weekend!

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    The Culinary Lens — September 3, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    A great guest post and a new blog for me to follow. It puts in min that fall is knocking at the door.

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    Sarah @ The Pajama Chef — September 3, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    this sounds so good! i always love new apple recipes. perfect for fall!

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    Parsley Sage — September 3, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    Lovely guest post! Great for the onset of fall (of course not where I am but I can get my vicarious 'eat' on) Buzzed 🙂

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    Ann — September 3, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    What a great guest post and perfect fall flavors! I'm glad you're okay from the hurricane and earthquake! Thanks!

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    sweetpeaskitchen.com — September 3, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    What a great guest post! Ryan always come up with yummy treats! I love this crumble. So perfect for fall!

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    Denise — September 3, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Awesome dessert for fall! Thanks to both of you for sharing it!

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    Carolyn — September 3, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    I adore fruit crisps and crumbles. Great guest post!

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    Sarah — September 3, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Lovely recipe and great guest post!! Hope you are enjoying time at the lake!

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — September 3, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Yay! Ryan! I finally get to post my love of your baking!!!! I love the combination of apples and pecans…so the crumble is just perfect for me! Great guest post! (p.s…Hi Cassie…hope you are having a wonderful time away!)

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    Kim Bee — September 4, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    Great guest post from Ryan. This recipe is beautiful and makes me want to run in to the kitchen and bake. But it's 2 am so bed would be more sensible. Ryan I hope you enjoy your weekend. Cassie I hope you have a good time with family and enjoy the long weekend.

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    Elyse @The Cultural Dish — September 4, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Your crumble topping looks so scrumptious! I love fruit crumbles so much! Thanks for sharing.

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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — September 4, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    Cassie and Ryan, what a lovely guest post. I can almost smell the autumn leaves in the air. Love the pecan crumble. Off to visit Ryan's blog now.

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    Dee at Deelicious Sweets — September 4, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Wow Ryan! This looks fabulous and I'll bet it smelled heavenly! Just what you needed! Another dessert bookmarked!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — September 4, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    This crumble would be great as an afternoon snack.
    I would love if you added this and any other links to my "Happy Post" today. http://su.pr/1bZ8fp

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    Baking Serendipity — September 4, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    A long weekends at the lake sounds perfect, as does this apple crumble 🙂 I am still enjoying summer, but so anxious for the cooler weather of fall. This is a perfect fall dessert! I don't know Ryan, but will have to check out her blog now.

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    Gastronome Tart — September 4, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Hello! New here and came over to check out Ryan's post. Looks amazing! Have fun at the lake!

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    Roxana GreenGirl — September 4, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    such a delicious apple crumb. I love baking with apples during the fall. is my favorite season fruit 🙂
    thanks for introducing me to Ryan, my fellow Virginian. Going to check her blog right now!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!

  35. #
    Lizzy — September 4, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    I made an apple pie this weekend which disappeared quickly. Next up: Apple crumble! This looks fabulous!!!

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — September 4, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    Love apple crumbles!! And pecans are a great touch. Wish fall were starting up here…but in South Florida we still have another good 6-8 weeks of hot weather.

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — September 5, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    This recipe just screams fall! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Taste and Tell — September 5, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Ohh, now I'm craving some fall flavors!!

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    kita — September 5, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    Great guest post! This crumble looks and sounds divine!

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    thesmartcookiecook.com — September 5, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    Mmm I love crumbles…especially the crumble part! I like that this has nuts in the crumble; they make everything better!

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    Kristen — September 5, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    This sounds so delicious. It is definitely time for some fall flavors to start making an appearance in my kitchen. I just love the baking dish with all of the wavy edges, too!

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    Carla — September 6, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    This sounds like a really wonderful recipe, nice and autumnal which is just perfect as the seasons are turning now!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 6, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I loooove crumbles and I think I like it because I get to eat the top part. Without it I'm not sure if I'm still a big fan. Anyway, this is such a lovely recipe and very comforting dessert! Thanks Ryan for sharing the recipe and great guest post Cassie!

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    kyleen — September 6, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    I love how simple but delicious this is. I think I'll be making this for the next family gathering.

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    Kathy — September 6, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    I follow Ryan's blog regularly but have never been here before. You have a lovely blog and I can't wait to check out some more of your posts!

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