I made this exactly as written, except I left out the pecans as my DH cannot eat nuts. It was very easy to put together. However, after baking for 30 minutes it still did not seem done, so I baked an additional 10 minutes. The topping was quite dry and the filling was not very juicy and did not have much flavor (even with ice cream on top). Maybe it would be better with a different kind of apple, but it really needs something to hold it together (more butter??).