This past Sunday I showed those of you on Facebook what I was baking. Sorry to be such a tease. This dessert engulfed the whole house with the smell of fall. I love this version of a simple apple crisp because they are just the right amount, no need to share, easy to put together ahead of time (up to 2 days) and then all you have to do is bake them up! Perfect for Thanksgiving…or maybe a holiday dinner party!
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30-40 minutes Level: easy Servings: 8
- 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped small
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the filling:
Mix all the ingredients together. Place into 7 to 8-ounce ramekins.
For the topping:
Bake crisps for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.
This is a good dessert to make ahead of time, either the morning of the day you want to serve it, or even a full day ahead. Cover and store in the fridge. Reheat for about 5 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven, or microwave for several seconds till warm enough. I found microwaving it to be very satisfying and not much different in texture from right out of the oven.
I’m sure you may have noticed that I forgot to add in the pecans to the filling. If you don’t want to add them to the filling, it was divine without, but I bet it’d be even better with!