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Tom Kerridge’s Apple crumble toffee tart

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For Tom’s final dessert of his first tv show, he creates what will become a favourite for many families around the UK. Apple crumble is a great traditional dessert, often served at the end of a good old Sunday roast. Tom has gone the extra mile with his version though, and has added a layer of lovely sweet toffee which means you end up with two desserts in one, toffee apple and apple crumble! The flavour combinations are perfect and, served hot with some custard or ice-cream, it has to be in the top ten list for comforting recipes!

Tom uses two types of apple in his crumble recipe, Bramley and Cox, to offer sharpness and sweetness. He also uses a good measure of butter, orange zest and cinnamon.  His tart has a pastry base and a crumble topping, so there is a bit of work involved in creating all of the elements of this dish, but it will be worth it!

Tips for Tom Kerridge’s apple crumble toffee tart

  • To make the toffee, dissolve the sugar slowly in water, too fast and it will spoil, make sure all of the sugar has dissolved.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to ensure your toffee mixture doesn’t exceed 140 degrees C.
  • Allow you pastry mixture to rest in Clingfilm in the fridge for at least one hour.
  • Drain off any excess liquid from your cooked apples to avoid a soggy tart.