Salted Caramel Apple Crumble

An Apple Crumble recipe that will have you licking your plate clean! Soft Apples, topped with a buttery crumble top and homemade salted caramel sauce. Pure heaven!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple crumble, apple crumble recipe, how to make apple crumble, salted caramel sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 485 kcal
Author Lauren


For the caramel sauce-

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the crumble-

For the apples-

  • 4 granny smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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For the caramel sauce-

  1. Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat to melt the sugar.

  2. Continue cooking and swirling sugar until it turns amber in color.
  3. Whisk in sea salt and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up violently briefly.

  4. Continue whisking until sauce is smooth.

  5. Stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside.

For the crumble-

  1. Combine all ingredients together using a stand mixer. The mixture will be crumbly but stay together when squeezed. Set aside.

For the apples & baking -

  1. Prepare apples and toss in lemon juice.
  2. Cook apples in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat in butter to draw out moisture.

  3. Sprinkle with salt to draw out all the moisture possible.
  4. Drain apples and place back into skillet. This process should take about 5-7 minutes of cooking.
  5. Pour 3/4 of prepared caramel sauce into the apples and stir gently.
  6. Top with the crumble topping.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and serve with remaining caramel sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 659mg29%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.