pecan apple crumble

The trees in our orchard row are groaning under the weight of a bountiful harvest of Granny Smith apples: tart, firm fruit suitable for cooking pies, sauces and of course, apple crumble.

This satisfying sweet dish of Pecan and Prosecco Apple Crumble resembles a flan without the crust and is enhanced by the addition of prosecco and pecan nuts.

apple crumble with prosecco

Especially delicious after dinner on a cool evening, this dessert will have your guests and family clamouring for seconds. For a larger gathering, double the quantities shown below and use a larger pan.

Pecan & Prosecco Apple Crumble

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Lisa Romano Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

330

kcal

This satisfying sweet dish of Pecan and Prosecco Apple Crumble resembles a flan without the crust and is enhanced by the addition of prosecco and pecan nuts.

Ingredients

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples

  • 100 g butter

  • 50 g caster sugar

  • Half tsp vanilla bean extract

  • Half cup prosecco sparkling wine or champagne

  • 60 g plain flour

  • 35 g brown sugar

  • Half tsp ground cinnamon

  • 25 g pecans, chopped coarsely

  • Vanilla ice cream or dollop cream, to serve

Directions

  • Peel the apples, halve and remove cores.
  • Melt half the butter in an 24cm ovenproof frypan, together with the vanilla.
  • Place apples cut side down, sprinkle over the sugar and pour over the prosecco.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over a medium heat, evaporating the alcohol.
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Make the crumble: in a wide bowl, rub together the flour, remaining butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans with your fingertips. Do not overwork.
  • Sprinkle crumble evenly over apples and bake in centre of oven for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.

Cool on a rack before serving in a bowl with vanilla ice cream, or dollop cream with a splash of vanilla extract (or armagnac) stirred evenly through.

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2 Comments

  1. Cook the butter, wine and apples for five minutes in the prosecco.

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