Apple crumble with salted caramel topping

Welcome fall with this cozy apple dessert!

20 min
20 min
8 servings


Chef Paul Lillakas shares a unique twist on the classic apple crumble recipe — the perfect seasonal treat with a delightful salted caramel topping. What are you waiting for? We’re arms-wide-open for the fall season and everything it brings!


Salted Caramel Oat Topping:


  1. Chop apples into 1/2-inch chunks.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter, add flour and cook, stirring until bubbling.
  3. Add apples, water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cardamom (if using).
  4. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until apples are softened, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in large nonstick over medium heat, combine sugar and water; stir to combine. Let come to bubble, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir in butter and salt. Cook, stirring, until bubbling, about 1 minute more. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Stir in oats. Continue to cook, stirring constantly and scraping bottom of pan, until golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle topping onto apples in other skillet. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.