The dessert for our Cooking with Astrology “Virgo” meal is a delicious Apple-Berry Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream…..it was amazing! Cassi liked it so much that she served it to all of her friends that came over to visit…..
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…..
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…..
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 🙂
Apple-Berry Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream
|Serves||6 - 8|
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||1 hours, 5 minutes|
- 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
- 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)
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 😛