Can you imagine better comfort food (aside from pizza, of course!) than warm and full of flavor caramel apple crumble? Even though this is probably something that most people have in their repertoire, I would recommend you to try this recipe. It is much lighter than the most recipes for apple crumble, but the flavor is really rich.
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A few months ago I caught myself sitting at my computer and watching Gordon Ramsey’s videos on YouTube. I remember it was pretty late when I realized that I started feeling hungry because of all the delicious food he was preparing in front of me. And then I clicked on the video recipe for his apple crumble, and I got stunned. I just couldn’t believe how simple the recipe was, so I’ve decided to give it a try the next day (because it was really late for eating at the moment). The next day I made the recipe for my husband and brother (and me of course) and they LOVED IT!
I’ve tried a few different recipes for apple crumble and every time I was really amazed at how it’s delicious. But when I’ve tried this recipe I was speechless. All of the richness of flavors is there, but overall it’s much much lighter and not too sweet. That is why I would always recommend this apple crumble recipe over any other.
Another thing that I really like about it is that you grate one part of the apples, and the rest are sliced, which gives you different textures in your mouth. Also, the zest of a lemon gives sharpness and cranberries give tartness, and all of that is combined with the crispiness of the crumble. OMG! You get all of these different explosions of flavors in just one bite. You definitely must try the recipe. I promise you’ll love it.
You might also like:
- Homemade Greek Yogurt
- Homemade Pear Juice
- Wheat-Free Banana Bread
- Zucchini Savory Muffins
- Apple Cider and Banana Squares
I like serving it with a dollop of my homemade Greek yogurt, or with a nice big scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream! YUM! I really have no idea which combination is more delicious, so I would like to know which one do you like better. Leave a comment below.
The only thing that I’ve changed in the recipe is the number of apples. He uses 6 apples and I used 5, because I usually have really big apples, and it is too much to add one more. So I’ve grated three and sliced two apples. Also, leave the skin on, because it is full of flavor and rich in fiber.
Now all you have to do is go and make this wonderful recipe! Go, go! Trust me, you won’t regret it! And don’t forget to tell me what you think in the comments below.
Yields 4-6 servings
This is really simple recipe for apple crumble that has all the richness of flavors but it is much lighter than other apple crumble recipes!
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 6 Tbsp caster sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1 vanilla pod
- 5 big apples
- 3 Tbsp dried cranberries or raisins
- 1 lemon zested
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 100 g all purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp demerara or caster sugar
- 50 g butter, chilled
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp granola or muesli
- Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
- Put the oven-safe skillet on the stove-top over medium-high heat, and add 6 Tbsp caster sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and seeds from the vanilla pod, and let the sugar melts and turns into a caramel. DON'T STIR IT! Instead, just swirl the skillet to get even melting.
- While the sugar is melting, grate 3 apples, and slice the rest into chunks. I like leaving the skin on, but you can peel the apples if you prefer.
- When all the sugar is melted and turns brown, add the grated apples and stir everything well, to get the sauce-like texture. Then add sliced apples and stir them together.
- Now add dried cranberries or raisins, to give a bit of tartness (both work really great, but you can leave them out if you want), and zest and lemon juice.
- Don't stir, just remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit while you're preparing the crumble.
- For the crumble put all purpose flour, 2 Tbsp demerara sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and chilled butter in a bowl, and mix everything with your fingers until you get crumbly and dry, sand-like, mixture. Now add muesli or granola and mix everything together.
- Crumble the mixture evenly over your caramelized apples. Get the skillet on the heat again to get the caramel bubbling. Now put the skillet in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the top is golden brown.
- Serve as it is while still warm, with Greek yogurt or with the creamy vanilla ice cream on the side. Enjoy!
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