4-5 large cooking apples (approx. 400g) - peeled, cored and quartered
50g caster sugar
150g light brown sugar
100g golden syrup
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Peel and core the apples, quarter and cut in to bite-size chunks.
Put the apples into a large pan with the sugar and water. Cook over a low heat for 5 - 10 minutes until the apples are nice and tender, leave on the heat a little longer if necessary. Remove from heat and set aside.
Optional: Remove from heat and stir in your vanilla pod scraping and mix through.
Place the flour and oats in a bowl and mix well. Cut the butter into small cubes and add this to the mixture.
Using your fingertips, mix until it resembles an even crumb-like texture.
Add the sugar and mix through.
Place a nice thick layer of your apple mixture into each dish and then generously cover with your crumble topping.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes, until the crumble is nice and golden and the apple mixture is bubbling through.
Now for your Toffee Sauce:
Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat
Stir slowly until all ingredients are nicely combined, this should take about 5 minutes
Remove from the heat and pour in your cream and stir through
Pour your sauce into a jug and its ready to serve with your apple crumbles.
I would recommend serving your crumbles warm with some whipped cream, so delicious!