Teaming up with some fabulous ladies today to celebrate our friend Jodi from Happy Hearted Kitchen! And we’re doing it in style with maple and fall flavours and sugar. Welcome back to Canada girlfriend!!

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

On our trip out East we started noticing the changing leaves and colder temperature. It’s almost fall, and although it’s still warm here in Montreal, very warm actually, last week we had to duck into a clothing store to buy a toque and mittens!

At night along the St. Lawrence river the temperature at our campsite dropped down between 2 and 10 degrees C (35-50F). We kept warm with s’mores and soup. Everything felt pretty darn good.

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

But now we’re back, and at home I have apples and carrots and pumpkin on my mind.

Fall baking is the best, isn’t it?

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

This apple crumble recipe is a true keeper and is for the crumble freak in your life. Maybe it’s you…maybe it’s your bestie…either way, double crumble = double awesome. Trust me, that crunchy pecan and oat topping is addictive.

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

The apples in this crumble are tossed with some pure Canadian maple syrup for two reasons:

(1) Maple syrup (the good stuff) is the best. And baking with it makes life better. Fact.
(2) I’m sharing this recipe to welcome home Jodi! And a few of her blogger friends have made some badass maple recipes to give her a virtual hug as well. Check them out!!

We’ve got:
Maple Oat Whoopie Pies with Maple Cashew Cream by Sevengrams
Maple Crumb Donuts by Faring Well
Maple Tempeh Sandwiches by Gratitude & Greens
Maple Syrup Madeleines by London Bakes
Maple Miso Roasted Vegetable + Quinoa Bowl by Sobremesa

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

Again, welcome back to Canada Jodi!! I’m totally celebrating with a big bowl of this crumble….with ice cream, obviously.

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 9 servings


  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced*
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Topping:**
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease an 8Γ—8-inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray or butter.
  2. To make the filling, place apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. For the topping**, place the flour, brown sugar, pecans, oats and cinnamon in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Work the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender or with your fingertips until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Take one cup of the topping and toss it in with the apple mixture. Spread the rest of the topping evenly over the apples (you might have some left over).
  5. Bake the crisp on a baking sheet for 50-60 minutes, or until topping is crunchy and golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  6. Remove from oven and cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream.


Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

*In this recipe I used honeycrisp apples, but other great baking apples include: empire, gala, braeburn, granny smith, pink lady, cortland, or fuji.

**This recipe makes a lot of crumble topping. If you'd like a regular amount of topping, the recipe can easily be halved. Just make the topping and mix in 1/2 cup of it with the apples instead of a full cup.

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22 Responses to Maple Pecan Apple Crumble

  1. I can’t wait to get into fall baking — its probably the most comforting thing ever! Love the addition of pecans. This topping sounds highly addictive, yum! x

  2. Ohmygosh I can’t even think about 30 degrees right now. Scary. But, as long as I had something comforting like this to keep me warm, I think I’d be ok!

  3. Kathryn says:

    I adore apple crumble and I love this take on it – using maple syrup sounds totally delicious and a must try!

  4. Apple crumble is my favourite, especially with maple and pecans and lots of crumble topping!! Perfect.

  5. Totally agree that REAL maple syrup is where it’s at. I cringe when I see the bottles of fake stuff. Patooey! πŸ™‚

  6. This looks awesome- pinning!

  7. I’ve been loving all of the maple recipes for Jodi!! This crumble looks so yummy, perfect for fall πŸ™‚

  8. You and your crumbles, you always know how to present them so beautifully, and those flavours πŸ˜€ Happy fall! xx

  9. Joanne says:

    I’m convinced that once you go double crumble, you can never go back. Bring on the fall flavors!

  10. Apple crumble is my favourite! So glad to have connected with you through this welcome home party πŸ™‚

  11. Sabrina says:

    Looks delicious! I’m soo excited for apple season πŸ™‚

  12. Yum! I’m so happy everyone is embracing fall so early. This crumble looks divine! <3

  13. Laura says:

    I’m definitely an unabashed crumble freak, and this looks like crumble perfection! Love that apple-maple-cinnamon combo! So ready for Fall baking…

  14. Ashley says:

    Oh gosh I cannot wait for it to cool down by us – it’s been still so hot here! And yes, fall baking is definitely the best! This crumble sounds amazing!

  15. Jodi says:

    Katrina – thank you so much for this and for your gorgeous crumble! It was just the absolute perfect way to land on Canada ground. I really hope we can get to meet in montreal sometime soon! Enjoy this beautiful weather and all those apples xo

  16. Pure Ella says:

    What a beautiful dessert!
    Ouch that sounds cold – so happy to be in the south end here πŸ™‚
    However we LOVE Montreal and I just can’t wait for my next visit!! πŸ™‚

  17. Theodora Nan says:

    This looks great and maple syrup goes really well with apples. Pinned!

  18. Love all crumbles! Gonna have to try making this one in the new few days!

  19. Nanny says:

    Love this change in this apple crumble . I have never put in maple syrup or pecans so it’s a definite addition. Thanks

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