PECAN OATMEAL APPLE CRISP
As the crisp air of autumn settles in and the orchards burst with a bountiful harvest of apples, there's no better way to celebrate the season's abundance than with a delectable dessert that marries the comforting flavors of apples and the rich crunch of Pearson Farm pecans. In this recipe, we'll delve into creating a tantalizing Pearson Farm Pecan Apple Crisp that encapsulates the essence of fall in every sweet, nutty bite.
There's something inherently satisfying about the warmth of cinnamon-kissed apples paired with the irresistible crunch of Pearson Farm's finest pecans, delivering a symphony of flavors and textures. This dessert isn't just a recipe; it's a heartfelt invitation to embrace the season's offerings and delight in the simple pleasures of homemade goodness.
For the Filling:
4 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
4 cups Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cubed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
For the Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup Pearson Farm Elliot pecans, chopped
1/4 cup Pearson Farm Elliot pecans, left whole for topping
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking dish (9x13 inches) or a similar sized casserole dish.
2. In the baking dish, combine the cubed Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.
3. Add the stick of butter to a heat-proof glass bowl, and place in the microwave for 1 minute at half power. Check and if soft and starting to melt, butter is ready.
4. To the butter add the flour, rolled oats, chopped Pearson Farm Elliot pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir to mix the ingredients. You are looking for all ingredients to be mixed, and a slightly crumbly texture.
5. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple mixture in the baking dish. Be sure to get it out to the edges. Toss the 1/4 cup pecans over the top for a design and that everyone will get a few whole pecans in a serving.
6. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbly. If top is starting to brown but the apples are not bubbling up the sides, tent it with foil and put it back in the oven another 10 minutes.
7. Once done, remove the pecan apple crisp from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
This delightful pecan apple crisp with vanilla accents is perfect for a comforting dessert that blends the flavors of Pearson Farm Elliot pecans, tart Granny Smith apples, sweet Honeycrisp apples, and the aromatic touch of vanilla. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!
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How to store leftover Pecan Oatmeal Apple Crisp:
1. Cool it properly: Before storing, allow the apple crisp to cool completely at room temperature. This helps prevent condensation, which can make it soggy when stored.
2. Refrigeration: If you plan to consume it within a few days, you can store the apple crisp in an airtight container or cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place it in the refrigerator. It can typically last for 3-4 days in the fridge.
3. Freezing: If you want to extend its shelf life, freezing is a good option. You can freeze the apple crisp by wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap and placing it in an airtight container or resealable freezer bag. This method can make the apple crisp last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
4. Reheating: When you're ready to enjoy the leftover apple crisp, you can reheat it in the oven at a low temperature to help re-crisp the topping. Preheat the oven to around 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and warm it for about 10-15 minutes. This will help to regain the crispiness without overcooking the apples.
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