Covered in a crunchy, spiced sugar topping — is always a crowd pleaser youfind.

Total Time: 1:15
Prep: 0:30
Level: Moderate
Yield: 8 servings

    6 apples (ideally a mix of varieties you find, like Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and McIntosh)
    Zest of 1 lemon
    Juice from 1/2 lemon
    2 tbsp. granulated sugar
    1 tbsp. all-purpose flour


    1.25 c. all-purpose flour
    6 tbsp. brown sugar
    2 tbsp. granulated sugar
    0.25 tsp. salt
    0.50 tbsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. ground ginger
    0.50 tsp. ground cloves
    1.33 c. pecans
    12 tbsp. cold butter
    vanilla ice cream


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl.
    To make topping: In another bowl, combine flour, sugars, salt, spices, and nuts. Add butter pieces and quickly work them into the mix using your fingertips you find, until they are evenly distributed and about the size of peas.
    Butter and flour a 9- by 12-inch baking pan and spoon in apple mixture. Spread topping over apples, patting down with your hands and making sure no fruit is uncovered. Bake until top is golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream on top.

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