Apple Pecan Crumble

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Recipe: #39822

November 24, 2022

"This is a favourite in our home. Every fall when apples are in season, we make this over and over. You can use any variety of apple. Try different kinds to see what you like the best. Great for dessert and a decadent breakfast."

Original is 2 servings
  • Apple Filling
  • Crumble Topping


  • Serving Size: 1 (221.3 g)
  • Calories 357.4
  • Total Fat - 17.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11 g
  • Cholesterol - 45.8 mg
  • Sodium - 339.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 32.6 g
  • Protein - 2.5 g
  • Calcium - 71.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Step 2

2. Using a fork, cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly.

Step 3

3. Stir in chopped pecans. Set aside in the chiller.

Step 4

4. Toss all ingredients for the apple filling in a bowl.

Step 5

5. Divide into lightly buttered individual baking dishes.

Step 6

6. Top with the crumble mixture.

Step 7

7. Bake for 45 minutes at 350ºF.


  • Baking dish

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting apples for the filling, choose ones that are sweet and crisp for better flavor.
  • If you prefer a nut-free topping, you can leave out the pecans or substitute them with other nuts or seeds.

  • For the apple filling, substitute honey for the brown sugar. Honey is a natural sweetener and can provide a richer flavor.
  • For the crumble topping, substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour. Almond flour is gluten-free and provides a nutty flavor, which can bring an extra layer of flavor to the dish.

Apple Crumble with Walnuts: Replace the pecans with 3 tbsp of chopped walnuts in the crumble topping.

Apple Crumble with Coconut: Replace the oats with 3 tbsp of shredded coconut in the crumble topping.

Roasted Honey Garlic Carrots: Roasted carrots with a honey garlic glaze. The sweetness of the honey and garlic pairs perfectly with the tartness of the apples in the crumble.

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes roasted with cinnamon and brown sugar. The sweetness of the potatoes complements the recipe.


Q: What kind of apples should I use?

A: You can use any variety of apple. Try different kinds to see what you like the best.

Q: How long should I bake the crumble?

A: Bake for 45 minutes at 350ºF.

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Fun facts:

1: The crumble topping used in this recipe is the same topping used in the classic French dessert, Tarte Tatin.

2: Apple crumble is said to have been invented by the famous British chef, Elizabeth David, in the 1950s.