Homemade Apple Crisp made with fresh crisp apples with a brown sugar pecan crumble.
Place the brown sugar, sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor or high powered blender (such as a Vitamix). Pulse. Add cold butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add pecans and pulse. Place in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the apples.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel, quarter, core, and cut the apples into 1-inch bite-size pieces. Place in a bowl and toss the apples with lemon juice and sugar. Pour the apples into an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking pan or 6-8 individual ramekins. Lightly spray baking pans or ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake for 35-44 minutes or until apples are tender, the filling is bubbling, and the topping is golden. Let set for 5-10 minutes before serving to allow the filling to set-up. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.
** To make it in a 9 x 13 baking pan, I would suggest doubling the recipe.
** I like to use a combination of apples -- Granny Smith, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, or your favorite kind of apple.