Caramel apple (and strawberry) crumble

This delicious crumble is a twist on your classic recipe. I will admit I did use the BBC Food recipe but then added miniature strawberries straight from the garden and experimented with a caramel sauce which definitely made the dessert!

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You will need:

  • 300g plain flour
  • 175g brown sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 4 large apples
  • 50g brown sugar for filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the caramel sauce:

  • 25g butter
  • 100ml double cream
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 100g sugar

First of all, mix together the flour and sugar in a bowl. Cube the butter and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips taking care not to over rub the mixture. It should resemble breadcrumbs.

Next, core and peel the apples and chop into medium sized pieces. Mix together the fruit, a tablespoon of flour and cinnamon in a separate bowl.

Grease the bottom of your crumble dish and spoon the fruit mixture evenly across the bottom. Spoon the breadcrumb mix on top and bake in the oven for approx 35-40 mins until golden brown.

To make the caramel sauce, put the sugar into a saucepan and add in the tablespoons of water over a low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the butter and cream, turn the heat up to high and let the sauce bubble until it resembles caramel. Be sure not to burn – there’s a very fine point at which you have caramel! It should be thicker and easy to pour.

Serve the crumble with the caramel sauce and if you’re feeling extra decadent like me, add a scoop of ice cream as well … this recipe is definitely not good for the diet but is a heavenly twist on basic apple crumble!

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