Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Caramel Apple Crumble

I never put anything in the crisper of my refrigerator. If i do, it gets lost because as they say, out of sight, out of mind. I found a bag of apples on the verge last weekend. They looked a little shriveled, but otherwise still alright. So i knew what was the basis for Sunday dessert, it was just a matter of finding some use for them. I settled on apple crumble something i have made before, but this time i decided to mix it up a bit. Although it is in the freezer, i still have plenty of dulce de leche left from a couple weeks ago. I did a quick internet search to see if there was any special method for caramel apple crumble, found out there wasn't, and went for it.
Here is the basic apple crumble recipe.

Apple Crumble.

1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 + 1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon.

Mix together until well blended. Sprinkle over apple slices in a deep dish. Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes.

I just dolloped a bit of frozen dulce de leche around on top of the apples before the topping. It melted through and blended with the juices to make a nice mild caramel flavour. You could probably do it with store bought caramel sauce, as well.

I also substituted half of the flour for quick cooking oatmeal, just to give it more texture. It turned out very nice and complimented the pork chops we had for dinner quite well.

I still have plenty of the dulce de leche leftover, so i may get another bag of apples and make this again. So long as i do not lose them in the crisper this time, i should be good to go!


  1. That looks so good. Mmmm...I'll take my warm with some melty vanilla ice cream please. :)

  2. It's been too long since I've stopped by...this looks fabulous!! I love apple desserts :)