A crumble is one of the simplest desserts you can make, but that in no way diminishes its impact. In a few steps, you can transform fruit and streusel ingredients into the kind of dessert that makes people applaud. Pick up the book with a recipe for every craving, and serve this apple, pecan and maple crumble warm.
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unrefined cane sugar
- Scant 1/2 cup cold salted butter, cubed
- 1 cup pecans
- 3 pounds 5 ounces apples
- 2 knobs butter
- 4 ounces maple syrup
For the crumble
Preheat the oven to 350°F/Gas 4. Put the flour, sugar and butter into a bowl. Rub the butter into the other ingredients rapidly with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Incorporate the pecans and chill.
Peel and core the apples, then cut into large cubes. Melt the butter in a frying pan with the maple syrup. Add the apples and allow them to caramelize for 10 minutes.
Arrange the caramelized apples in a gratin dish and sprinkle with the crumble. Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, until the crumble is golden.
Serve with whipped cream and maple syrup.