Sunday, October 4, 2009
Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble
Apple Orchard Pecan Crumble was Christine Cooks selection for this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe. Perfect for a crisp October day, this dessert had it all; sweet, tart, crunchy, crispy, and the slightest hint of salt.
I chose to make individual ramekins instead of one large crumble and was able to get six large ramekins and four smaller ones from this recipe. I loved being able to freeze most of them to have on hand and whip out whenever the urge for something decadent hits. This was a breeze to put together. Melissa suggests using a mix of apples and I found that three large Granny Smith and three large Fuji apples worked beautifully. The only substitution I made was to use cardamom instead of allspice. The only change I would make next time is to use half a lemon instead of a whole one as the acidic flavor of the lemon was stronger than I would have liked. Overall, this was a great rustic dessert for fall.
The recipe can be found at Christine's blog, here.