Apple crumble and ice-cream are a classic combo so it makes sense to turn this comforting dessert into a sundae.
- 4 large Golden Delicious apples
- 110g unsalted butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 4 cloves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200ml apple cider
- 125ml double cream
- 110g plain flour
- 110g light brown sugar
- 30g porridge oats
- 80g butter
- 1 x 500ml tub vanilla ice-cream
- Peel, core and roughly chop the apples into quarters. Over a low heat, melt the butter in a heavy bottomed frying pan. Then stir in the caster sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, vanilla and apples and cook on a medium heat until the apples are soft. Allow to cool. Remove the apples but keep the cooking juices in the pan.
- Place the pan back on a high heat and add the cider. Whisk and then reduce the liquid by half. Then stir in the cream. Strain and cool.
- Put the flour, brown sugar, oats and 80g of butter into a bowl and rub together using your fingertips. Place on a baking tray and cook at 175ºC/gas mark 3V for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- To assemble the sundae, in the bottom of the bowl pour in some sauce, then add in a layer of apple and crumble mixture, top with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and repeat to build another layer. To finish, drizzle with the sauce and crumble mixture.
Tip: Use pears or pineapple if you prefer. Soak raisins in some apple juice to make them juicy and add to the spicy sauce.