Apple Crumble With Cardamom Sauce
Crunchy almond flakes, juicy apples, refreshing lemon, pumpkin pie spices, and crispy, buttery crumble top sound nice, right? But stop, there’s more! This warm apple crumble is paired with silky butter and cardamom sauce – an irresistible addition to complement this modest, rustic dessert.
    Servings Prep Time
    6portions 10min
    Cook Time
    35min
    Servings Prep Time
    6portions 10min
    Cook Time
    35min
    Ingredients
    For the filling
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Coat the baking dish with some butter and set aside. Wash and peel the apples and dice them to bite-sized pieces. Add lemon juice, raisins, sugar, and spices and toss everything together. Transfer the fruit filling into the baking dish.
    2. Place the flour, sugar, salt and cold butter diced to cubes together in a large bowl. Rub everything together until the mixture resembles heavy, moist crumbs. You can do this step in the food processor also.
    3. Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly on apple filling, and then top with almond flakes. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until it becomes golden. Last few minutes you can turn on the fan to get crispier crumble.
    4. Warm the heavy cream, sugar, and cardamom in a small saucepan, but do not let it boil. Then gradually whisk in the butter, one cube at a time, until well incorporated. Transfer to a serving dish and let it cool.
    5. Pour over warm apple crumble and enjoy!
    Recipe Notes
    • The amount of sugar in the fruit filling as well as in crumble can be adjusted depending on how sweet or sour are the apples that you have.
    • If you’re using organic apples, you don’t have to peel them if you don’t want to.
    • It is very important that butter that goes to crumble is very cold so it doesn’t melt.
    • Instead of plain flour, you can experiment with different types of flour. I’ve used regular wheat flour because I had no other options at that moment.
    • To keep the crumble from being boring and overly sweet, it’s good to add something sour, like lemon juice. It will balance the sweetness. If you’re using organic lemons, you can grate the zest too.