Toffee apple crumble

or a.k.a Friday night comfort food


As I am currently working away from home, spending my weekdays in work accommodation, I really look forwards to weekends back in my cosy flat. Friday nights tend to be quiet affairs with a trip to the shops on the way home to stock up for the weekend and a delicious dinner of homecooked comfort food. Last week it was Roasted tomato and spinach risotto with a side of griddled fresh asparagus. This was followed by toffee apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. Easy to make and smells delicious while baking. Perfect accompaniment to curling up on the sofa and catching up on trashy TV.

Serves 4-ish


23cm pie dish


2 Bramley apples (peeled, cored and sliced)

1 tin Carnation caramel

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon demerara sugar/vanilla sugar

Crumble topping

100g plain wheat/spelt flour

60g butter, cubed

60g light brown sugar

40g flaked almonds

40g ground almonds

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Good quality vanilla ice cream/custard/cream/combinaion of above

Preheat oven to 180C

Rub butter into flour and cinnamon until resembles breadcrumbs.

Add sugar, ground and flaked almonds and mix through.

Line pie dish with slices of apple

Top with a generous layer of caramel.

Top with crumble mixture

Place on middle shelf of oven and bake for 20-25 mins

Serve with ice cream/custard