Caramel and Pecan Apple Crumble


    For the filling

  • 8 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • For the caramel sauce

  • 3oz unsalted butter
  • 3.5oz thickened cream
  • 3.5oz brown sugar
  • 2 tbs pecans, chopped
  • For the crumble topping

  • 14oz unsalted butter, melted
  • 10.5oz cup plain flour
  • 6.25oz rolled oats
  • 5.25oz cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbs pecans, chopped

Step 1

First peel, core and quarter the apples. Place in a saucepan along with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Simmer over a medium high heat stirring for approx 15 mins or until the apples are firm but tender.

Step 2

Next set the apples aside and in the same saucepan add the cream, butter and brown sugar to make the caramel sauce. Over a medium heat, stir until the butter and sugar have melted and the sauce has begun to simmer. Allow the sauce to simmer for 2 minutes before adding the apples and chopped pecans back into the saucepan. Fold the apples through the sauce and pour into an oven dish.

Step 3

Pre-heat the oven to 356°F/ 320°F fan assisted/ gas mark 4.

Step 4

To prepare the crumble topping, melt the butter then add the flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and chopped nuts. Mix well and sprinkle evenly over the prepared apples.

Step 5

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 35 mins or until browned. Serve hot with custard or cream.