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Eastern Shore Pecan Maple Apple Crisp



4 cups Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced (about 4 large apples)
4 cups Gala apples, cored, peeled and sliced (about 4 large apples)
1 cup light brown sugar
the juice of two lemon
1/2 cup maple syrup


for the crisp topping:
1 cup unbleached flour
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. sea salt
½ cup cold unsalted butter           
(1stick) cut into pieces
1 cup pecans

Butter a 9 inch oval ovenproof dish.
In a large bowl combine apples and light brown sugar. Add maple syrup and lemon juice. Mix well and transfer to baking dish.

Mix flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a food processor. Add cut up pieces of cold butter. Close top and pulse until the mixture resembles small peas. Add pecans and pulse until nuts are chopped into medium pieces. Sprinkle over apples.
Bake for 45 min. until top is golden and apples are cooked. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.