Apple-Berry Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream & cooking with astrology

The dessert for our Cooking with Astrology “Virgo” meal is a delicious Apple-Berry Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream… was amazing!  Cassi liked it so much that she served it to all of her friends that came over to visit…..Apple Berry Crumble Cooking with Astrology Virgo

It has a shortbread type cookie crust, with layers of fresh fruit, and topped with an oatmeal-almond crumble!  If that wasn’t enough, I topped it with a dollop of Irish Whiskey infused whipped cream…..Yum!  I think this is my new go to comfort food dessert…..

Apple Berry Crumble Cooking with Astrology Virgo

I got distracted and forgot to add the almonds to the topping, so I just sprinkled them on top before I baked it.  I used my handy-dandy apple-peeler-corer-slicer again so it only took about a minute to prepare the apples…..

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and as you can see in the photo, I still do not have a set of tart pans 🙁  This recipe calls for an 11-inch pan with a removable bottom.  I substituted the largest ceramic “Quiche” pan I have and it worked just fine.  I have noticed that some people get very stressed out over baking and worry about doing everything exactly as the recipe says.  Yes, you need to get your measurements correct, but don’t sweat it!  If you don’t have the correct pan, improvise.  If you forget the almonds, sprinkle them on when you remember.  I could have just as easily toasted them on the stove and sprinkled them on top before serving.   Take a deep breath and just go for it!  Baking should be fun, not torture 🙂

I suppose that it might be helpful for me to tell you that Virgo runs from August 24th to September 23rd.  The most compatible signs for a Virgo are: Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn.  Least compatible are Aquarius and Aries; which I find very funny, because every Virgo I know is married to an Aries 🙂

In case you missed the beginning of the Virgo series; we started with a Classic Dinner Salad, followed by a Guinness Pot Roast.  Next up is Blackberry Muffins with a Lemon Glaze.  Enjoy!

Apple-Berry Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream

Serves 6 - 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Dessert
A delightful Apple-Berry Crumble baked in a shortbread crust and topped with a dollop of Irish Whiskey Whipped Cream.


  • Shortbread Crust
  • 1 1/2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Large egg yolk
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons ice cold water
  • Filling
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 2 Cups mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • Crumble Topping
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (not instant, preferably McCann's Irish Oatmeal)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream (coconut cream (can) for dairy-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson)


Shortbread Crust -
Apple Berry Crumble
Butter an 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. (I used a 10 and a half inch ceramic pan). Combine the flour, sugar and butter in a food processor. Pulse 8 to10 times, or until the mixtures resembles coarse crumbs.
Apple Berry Crumble
Add the egg yolk and 2 Tablespoons of ice water and process for 15 to 20 seconds, or until dough comes together. If the dough seems too dry, add the additional Tablespoon of water.
Apple Berry Crumble
Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and press it onto the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Apple Berry Crumble
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer the apples into the chilled crust.
Apple Berry Crumble
Add the berries on top of the apple slices. In a small bow,l combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch and sprinkle it over the berries.
Crumble Topping -
Apple Berry Crumble
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, and butter. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the almonds, and sprinkle over the berries.
Apple Berry Crumble Tart
Place on a parchment/silpat lined baking sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes,or until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling.
Apple Berry Crumble
Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
Irish Whiskey Whipped Cream -
Apple Berry Crumble
Beat whipping cream (or coconut cream) in a large bowl until it starts to thicken. Add the sugar and Irish Whiskey and continue to beat until creamy.
Apple Berry Crumble Cooking with Astroloyg Virgo
Serve warm crumble with a dollop of Irish Whiskey Whipped Cream.


Your crumble will look slightly different than mine.  I forgot to add the almonds to the topping, so I just sprinkled them on top and baked it.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

This is the newer version of my apple-peeler-corer-slicer.  Mine is old-school and clamps to my pull-out cutting board 🙂  This recipe was very slightly adapted from The Irish Pub Cookbook. These are affiliate links.  If you purchase from thes links I will earn a small commission, and it will not cost you any additional money.  A girl’s gotta pay for those new kitchen tools somehow 😛


  1. says

    Lisa, this looks awesome!!! My hubby was just saying last night that it’s time to make some apple dishes – HIS favorite flavor! Gotta try this!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning and sharing on FB today. Have a great Wednesday!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Ooh …. I haven’t had a good crumble in a few years! This one sounds so good, Lisa! Just pinned it 🙂

  3. says

    Ok, I sooo need to get me one of those apple corer, slicer, peeler gadgets. Where did you get it and how much was it? Genius! Love that it is a time saver, it probably made that already delicious looking dessert that much better! 🙂

  4. says

    I totally want one of those apple thingies! This recipe looks really good. I’m sure the Irish Whiskey Cream takes this crumble to another level! Thank you for linking up to Wake up Wednesdays. This recipe is pinned to our linky pin board!


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