Apple Crumble Tart with Salted Butterscotch Saucefeeling autumnal? The cold's setting in and the leaves are delicately dropping from their boughs, falling in crunchy golden-orange piles upon the (almost) frosty ground. This time of year brings about visions of hot log fires, marshmallows melting, gooey and sticky, and brisk walks in the woods. But most of all, when you come home from a long day or a stroll in the fresh, crisp air, you want to indulge entirely and wholesomely in a comforting pie or tart - and that's where the classic British apple crumble takes a twist for the season.
Served with gooey, warm, butterscotch sauce and a buttery biscuit base (yes, I said it!), I can assure you that in one sitting, more than two slices each of this crumble tart will be devoured. And if you're feeling naughty, a spoonful of the butterscotch when no-one's looking is heavenly. Shh, no-one has to know!
When making the pastry, which simply melts in your mouth, lace it with citrus and vanilla, flavours that'll both warm and awaken the senses and when cooking the apples, be sure to dust over Christmassy spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. The muscavado sugar in this recipe makes for a rich caramel sweetness and the oaty topping adds crunch. Well, you're in for a treat. Take a look at my recipe for a winter warmer that'll be just perfect for this weekend below.