Apple Crumble Pie

What’s Cooking? Pecans!

The buttery but almost maple-syrup like tang of pecan nuts is unmistakable. The tree that bears the nuts is a member of the hickory family and they originate from central and southern America. They are the most antioxidant-rich tree nut and rank among the top 15 foods with the highest levels of antioxidants in the world.

Pecans contain 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. They are a rich source of heart healthy oleic acid, the same type of fatty acid found in olive oil. This has been found to help prevent breast cancer. Pecans can also protect your heart as they lower ‘bad’ cholesterol thanks to a compound called beta-sitosterol.

These tasty nuts are also surprisingly high in copper, a trace element used for energy, nervous system function and the formation of connective tissue. Their impressive magnesium content is a fantastic for lowering blood pressure, acting as an anti-inflammatory within the body and reducing stroke risk.

There are plenty of reasons to include them in your diet.  And Lisa’s delicious Apple and Pecan Crumble Pie will have any doubters convinced!

 

Apple Crumble Pie

Skill Level:



Basic

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Serves: 10-12

Ingredients

  • 10 jazz apples, cored and peeled (sliced on a mandolin or food processor)
  • 100g sultanas
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • 100g melted butter (slightly salted or margarine) a little extra for greasing
  • 230g semonlina, fine
  • 130g soft light brown sugar
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • cinnamon
  • 50g pecans, chopped
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • Preheat the oven to 350°f, gas mark 4, 180°C
  • Core and peel the apples, then finely slice either using a mandolin or food processor
  • Grease the inside of a ceramic 24cm pie dish, then add the apples starting around the edge of the dish in a concertina slightly overlapping
  • Pour over the lemon juice, then sprinkle the apples with sultanas
  • In a food processor mix, semonlina, both sugars and baking powder pulse a few times then add the beaten egg, then pulse the mixture together with a few on/off pulses
  • Spread the crumble mixture over the apples, sprinkle with cinnamon according to your taste
  • Roughly chop the pecans and sprinkle over the crumble together with the almonds
  • Melt the butter or margarine and then drizzle over the crumble topping
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes
  • Enjoy

Lisa Tip Try using a different fruit like plums or peaches! Whether you want to eat your apple pie on a summers day or on a cold winters night, you and those around you will definitely enjoy it and why not even try some custard with it to excite things up. Whether you want to eat your apple pie on a summers day or on a cold winters night, you and those around you will definitely enjoy it and why not even try some custard with it to excite things up.


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