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Inside-out Toffee Apple Crumble


75g butter, softened

75 self raising flour

50g rolled oats

75g Demerara sugar

Toffee sauce

75g butter

50g light brown sugar

150ml double cream

Generous pinch of salt

Six large eating apples

1. Preheat your oven to 200˚C/180˚ fan/Gas 6. Core the apples and slice off a sliver from the bottom to help them stand upright. Score the skins a few times.

2. Place all crumble ingredients into a bowl along with a large pinch of salt and rub with your fingers until large clumps form. Spread onto a line tray and bake for 10 minutes whilst you make the sauce.

3. Over a medium heat melt the butter with the sugar and cream. When smooth and an amber caramel colour remove from the heat and throw in the salt. Stir to disperse.

4. When the crumble is ready remove from the oven and cool slightly. Lower the oven to 170˚C/150˚ fan/Gas 3. In the cavity of each apple spoon in the crumble, add a teaspoon of the sauce (save the rest for serving), cover in foil and bake for 50-60 minutes checking halfway through if they need basted. The apples should be soft but still holding their shape when ready.

5. Serve hot with the extra toffee sauce and some plain yogurt or cream.