This Toffee Apple Crumble is a fusion of, well, toffee apples and crumble! Talk about stating the obvious Rebecca (rolls eyes). I’d popped into Aldi the other day and saw toffee apples in the vegetable aisle and knowing that Lewis liked them decided to get a couple. By the time I’d got home I had the idea to make an apple crumble but with the added bonus of a butterscotch style sauce. Of course this did mean that Lewis couldn’t have his toffee apple until the next day so that I firstly had time to bake the crumble, and secondly had the sunlight to photograph the crumble with toffee apples in the frame.
And the bad parent award goes to…
Actually, scrap that, I was thinking of his dental hygiene (maybe not)
Well all’s well that ends well. The Toffee Apple Crumble was, as I’d expected, delicious and Lewis got to eat not one but two toffee apples because Bethany didn’t fancy hers. So the dental hygiene excuse just leapt out the window.
If I’ve whet your appetite for the real thing you may be interested to know that a lot of Aldi’s have them on offer at 50% off this week so grab one while you can…if not, just make this pudding and that way you can have seconds, and maybe even thirds.
- 350 g peeled cored and chopped dessert apples
- 200 g gluten free plain flour
- 150 g butter or dairy free spread I use Pure
- 50 g golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 250 ml soya cream
- 150 g golden caster sugar
- 50 g butter or dairy free spread I use Pure
- So that the toffee sauce doesn’t seep to the bottom of the crumble you’ll need to stew the apples first rather than putting them into your oven proof dish uncooked. I stew mine in a saucepan with a tablespoon of water and the lemon juice (to prevent browning) for 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the fruit to prevent it from burning.
- Whilst stewing your apples make your crumble topping simply by adding all the remaining ingredients and rubbing to a breadcrumb like mixture, if the mix forms a ball when you squeeze a handful into a fist then it’s the right consistency for a good crumble.
- Once your apples have stewed for long enough pour them into your oven proof dish and using a spoon smooth the surface.
- Leave to one side to cool whilst you make the toffee sauce