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Classic Apple Crumble with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Calvados, the town is part of the Normandy region, on the north coast of France. The famous drink, named for the town, is produced when a vast array of apple variety are fermented into cider which is the distilled into eau de vie. After being aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years, you have Calvados.



- 1.2 kg Apples

- 150 G Calvados Blend

- 50 G butter unsalted

- 100 G plain flour

- 1 lemon

- calvados



1. Preheat the oven at 200 Degrees celsius/ 400F.

2. Peel and core the apples, chop them into chunks.

3. Place in a saucepan on medium heat with 100 gram of the calvados blend and a few lemon zest. Add a dash of Calvados ( apple brandy), and flambée to burn off the alcohol .

4. Put the lid on and cook until the apples have soften. i like to slightly smash my apples as well. 

5. Leave to cool.

6.  Meanwhile cube the butter and place in a mixing bowl with the flour.

Rub together with you fingertips until it resemble fine breadcrumbs. Then add the remaining of the calvados blend to give it a bit more texture.

7. Transfer the apples in a baking dish and sprinkle the crumble mix over.

8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden and delicious. Serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Bon Appétit