Salted butterscotch and apple crumble

New season apples create a tangy-sweet flavour that cuts through the caramel for a not-too-sweet (but rich) dessert. I’ve cheated and used store bought caramel but you could equally make your own using brown sugar and butter.



  • 1⁄2 cup flour
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g cold butter cubed
  • 1⁄2 cup rolled oats


  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2⁄3 cup caramel (I used Highlander caramel)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 30g butter, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. For the topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Add the butter cubes and rub into dry ingredients to resemble breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the oats, then set aside in a fridge while you cut the apples.
  5. Toss the chopped apples well with the caramel sauce and salt.
  6. Split the mixture between 4-6 ramekins, top each with a knob of butter then sprinkle the oaty
  7. topping evenly all over each.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the apples are bubbling and the crumble is golden brown.
  9. Serve with lots of ice cream.
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