Hey guys! It’s Jessica from Sprinkle Some Sugar here, back with one of my most-loved recipes! During this time of year, one of my favorite desserts to make is an apple crumble. Not just any apple crumble, a skillet CARAMEL apple crumble! There’s something just so comforting about all of the gooey caramel all throughout, the tender spiced apples and of course the sweet crumble on top that I love so much! Obviously, topped with a generous amount of vanilla ice cream because it wouldn’t be the same without it!
To make this caramel apple crumble, you make it all in one cast-iron skillet. You cook your sliced apples in a little bit of butter until tender, then drain or blot with a paper towel if needed. Then, stir in some caramel sauce and sprinkle the crumble on top. This gets baked until the caramel is bubbly around the edges and the crumble topping is nice and golden brown. After it’s out of the oven, drizzle some more caramel sauce on top and serve it up with some vanilla ice cream!
This is the simplest dessert and is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. Be prepared for the moans of pure delight from your guests!
- caramel sauce Homemade or store bought, you'll need about 2 cups
- 4 apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 7 tbs unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 tsp salt
- If you are making homemade caramel sauce, you will want to make that first and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, prepare your crumble topping by whisking the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt together. Cut in the butter using your hands or a fork until mixture is crumbly but will still mold together when you squeeze it. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large cast-iron skillet, melt butter on medium-low heat and stir in apples and salt. Cook apples, stirring often until tender, 5-7 minutes. If apples released a lot of liquid, drain or blot with a paper towel. Stir 3/4 of the prepared caramel sauce in with the apples and sprinkle the crumble topping on top. Place skillet in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the topping turns lightly golden brown and the caramel bubbles on the sides. Drizzle remaining caramel on top and serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.