Salted-caramel apple crumble


Our apple festival is in full flow as Clem and Rhiannon have started the community apple pressing at Regather HQ. Time for an apple crumble recipe. Not a Monday night crumble, this is a diets-be-damned weekend treat, with a little salted caramel and brandy with the apples, and almonds in the crust. If you don’t have brandy or calvados you could use apple cider.

For a heathier (and vegan) apple crumble, try this recipe.

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  • 6 apples, peeled & cored
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 50g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of brandy or calvados
  • For the Crumble topping:
  • 150g plain flour
  • 80g butter
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 70g demerara sugar
  • 75g rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Cut apples into chunks and put them in a bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice over to stop them going brown.
  3. Put a saucepan on medium heat. Cook the butter and caster sugar until it goes golden-brown. Add the salt.
  4. Then add the apple chunks and cook, stirring for 10 mins. The caramel mixture will split, but keep stirring over heat until the apples soften and the sauce thickens. Add the brandy and remove saucepan from the heat.
  5. Make the crumble topping by rubbing the butter into the flour until it resembles fresh breadcrumbs. Stir in the almonds, demerara sugar and oats.
  6. Transfer apples and sauce to baking dish and sprinkle over crumble topping. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden. Serve with cream (ice cream is probably too sweet-on-sweet!).