This delicious and seasonal Lemon Pecan Apple Crisp recipe and photos were shared
with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Check out Karen's
Zesty Orange Pecan Apple Crisp.
Karen says, "I love the taste of apples and
lemons together. The added punch of lemon zest and the pecans gives this apple
crisp a unique flavor."
Also learn about the
History and Legends of Apples.
Lemon Pecan Apple Crisp
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 tablespoons fresh-squeezedlemon juice
Zest from 1 lemon, divided
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 peeled and sliced large tart cooking
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
* Choose cooking apples on the tart side,
such as Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Macintosh apples.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9- by
13-inch baking dish.
In a medium-size bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar,
lemon juice, 1/2 of the lemon zest, water, vanilla extract, and cinnamon; whisk until all
the sugar is dissolved. Pour sugar mixture onto the bottom of the prepared
As you slice the apples, add the slices to the
baking dish until all the apples are sliced. Thoroughly combine the sliced apples and
the sugar mixture. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top of the mixture.
In another bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup
sugar, flour, salt, remaining lemon zest, and butter until the dough is crumbly;
sprinkle over the top of the apple mixture.
Bake approximately 40 to 50 minutes until the
crust is golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven.
Serve warm with
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Additional Favorite Recipes Using Apples:
is a very easy-to-make recipe. One that you can do at the last minute! I love my
cast-iron pans, and I'm always trying out new recipes in them.
Apple Pie - Grandma Hagerman's Apple
This is my Mother's, Dorothy Hagerman, apple pie recipe. It is so
mother used to make these for our family when I was young. My
father loved these dumplings, and they were such a
favorite for our family that we would make a whole meal of these dumplings.
Apple Turnovers - Mom's Apple Turnovers
is my Mother's, Dorothy Hagerman, Apple Turnover recipe. It is so good!
Zesty Orange Pecan Apple Crisp
A wonderful time of year for cooking with apples,
and this dessert or breakfast dish will hit the spot on those cool,