Apple, Dried Apricot and Pecan Crumble

A great recipe for Fall apple season - sweet, crunchy and comforting.


2 lbs. apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1" pieces (about 3 large apples)
3/4 c. dried apricots, cut into 3/4" pieces
1/2 c. pecans, broken into pieces
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. orange juice
1/3 c. sugar

3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. sugar
1 stick butter, at room temperature so it's soft

1/2 c. Crème Fraîche for serving

Mix the apples, apricots, pecans, cinnamon, orange juice, and sugar in a large bowl.

For the topping combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix with your fingers until crumbly and well mixed.

Heat the oven to 400-degrees. Put the apple mixture in a 6-cup baking dish (or gratin dish) and sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top, spreading evenly. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes until the topping is brown and crusty and the apples are soft and cooked. Serve with Crème Fraîche or sour cream.

– Jacques Pépin, "Fast Food My Way"