Toffee, Apple and Almond Crumble

This has to be one of my favorite desserts—it’s completely divine. The toffee sauce keeps for months in the fridge—so handy for a quick sweet treat. It’s great with ice cream and baked bananas too. I usually double this recipe, so that I have some left over to store.

Ingredients:

THE TOFFEE SAUCE:

3/4 cup corn syrup

1 cup plus 2 tbsp (9 oz) light brown sugar

8 tbsp Kerrygold Unsalted Butter

3/4 cup light cream

2 tsp vanilla extract

THE CRUMBLE:

2 3/4 cup (12 oz) self-rising flour

Finely grated zest of 2 lemons

10 tbsp Kerrygold Butter, chopped or cubed

3/4 c (6 oz) light brown sugar

4 oz ground almonds

THE FILLING:

12 eating apples, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into 3/4-in chunks

4 tbsp Kerrygold Salted Butter

Directions:

 

Softly whipped cream, vanilla ice cream

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). For the toffee sauce, put all of its ingredients into a saucepan over a medium heat and boil for 2–3 minutes, stirring regularly until smooth. Set aside.

Next, to make the crumble topping, place the flour and lemon zest in a bowl and rub in the butter, leaving it a little rough and uneven. Stir in the sugar and ground almonds. Place the crumble in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

For the filling, melt the 4 tablespoons butter in a wide saucepan or frying pan, add the chopped apples and heat for a few minutes until they start to soften. Add 1/2 cup of the toffee sauce (about half; keep the rest for serving) and continue to simmer for a few minutes longer, until the apples are just cooked.

Pour the filling into two 9-inch pie dishes. Sprinkle the crumble over the top and place in the preheated oven for 20–30 minutes, or until the crumble is a light golden color and the toffee sauce juices bubble up the sides.

Serve warm with softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and a jug of the remaining warm toffee sauce