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top down view of salted caramel apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

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 485kcal
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


For the caramel sauce-

  • Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat to melt the sugar. Continue cooking and swirling sugar until it turns amber in color.
  • Whisk in sea salt and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up violently briefly. Continue whisking until sauce is smooth.
  • Stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside.
    salted caramel in a pot with a whisk

For the Crumble

  • Combine all ingredients together using a stand mixer. The mixture will be crumbly but stay together when squeezed. Set aside.
    crumble mixture in a kitchen aid bowl

For the Apples

  • Prepare apples and toss in lemon juice.
    peeled and sliced apples in a glass bowl
  • Cook apples in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat in butter to draw out moisture. Sprinkle with salt to draw out all the moisture possible. Drain apples and place back into skillet. This process should take about 5-7 minutes of cooking.
    peeled and sliced apples in a cast iron skillet
  • Pour 3/4 of prepared caramel sauce into the apples and stir gently.
    pouring salted caramel sauce over cooked apples all in a cast iron skillet
  • Top with the crumble topping.
    crumble topping on top of salted caramel apples
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and serve with remaining caramel sauce.
    pouring more salted caramel sauce over crumble topping



Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.9mg