Baking | Toffee Apple Crumble 🍏

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The village was looking particularly Autumnal when Elias and I took a walk a few days ago, so I decided it was time for me and Dan to indulge in some delicious comfort food.
I came home and prepared a warming Cumberland Sausage casserole in the slow cooker, with a side of mashed potatoes and tender stem broccoli, and then set to dessert... but I couldn't decide what to make.
Dan has always loved 'old man desserts' as we call them (that's traditional English desserts to normal people) - especially apple crumble. I never really liked apple crumble until I met him but I have grown to love it so I decided to I wanted to make an extra special one, and when I came across this recipe on the cookfood blog I knew it was the one for me!
I've adapted the recipe just slightly from the one featured on their blog - but it'll be delicious either way. My adaptation made enough for a rather generous portion for each of us but you can adjust it as you need.

Ingredients You'll Need

For the Filling;
- 1 large Bramley (cooking) apple

For the Toffee Sauce
- 60g dark brown sugar
- 50g butter
- 80ml double cream

For the Crumble Topping
- 200g plain flour
- 120g butter
- 100g dark brown sugar
- Sprinkle Cinnamon


- Preheat your oven to 170Fan/ 190Electric/Gas mark 5.
- Start by preparing the apple(s). Peel, core and chop them however you prefer. I like it in small chunks but some prefer it in slices. Place in a bowl and put aside.
- For the filling, place your sugar butter and double cream into a saucepan and heat gently until combined - keep stirring your mix until all of the sugar has dissolved and butter has melted and then take it off of the heat. Try hard to resist tasting, as it could be very hot!
- Carefully pour your toffee sauce into your baking dish and then top with the apple pieces. Put this to one side whilst you make the crumble topping.
- Start by cutting the butter into small cubes and add into a bowl the the flour and cinnamon. You can then 'rub' the mixture between your fingers and thumb until it resembles breadcrumbs (or crumble!). Once the butter has completely combined you can go ahead and add in the sugar. Mix this well.
- Evenly sprinkle the crumble topping onto your apples and pop into the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Serve your crumble warm and fresh! For some extra indulgence add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top! This dessert is amazing on those crisp autumn days and is so easy to make!

What's your favourite Autumn dessert?


  1. This sounds so delicious, I will have to give it a go!

  2. This looks delicious! I have to try your recipe! All my favorite Autumn desserts include apple too! Apple pie, and roasted apple.

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