Hi Loves! It’s officially September which means I can finally say without sounding like a crazy person… BRING ON ALL THINGS FALL! I’m beyond excited for apple orchard dates, crunchy leaves, cozy nights watching Hocus Pocus, Thanksgiving dinner, cooler weather, and all the yummy fall treats.
From the decor in my home, to the food I eat and everything in between, I strive to bring the cozy vibes all fall long. And while I might be ready to jump into pumpkin spice everything the second the sun sets on Labor Day weekend, I know a lot of people (lookin’ at you Trev!) prefer to hold on to summer as long as they possibly can.
Which is why, every September, I look for ways to combine my favorite fall flavors with Trev’s favorite summer treat… ice cream! And this year, I get to do it with my friends at Hudsonville Ice Cream!
Remember a few months back, when I had the chance to share Hudsonville’s Extra Indulgent ice cream flavors?! Well I’m teaming up with them again to bring you a classic fall dessert…a la mode!
So grab your apron and let’s get to it! Today, we’re making Cast Iron Apple Crumble!
Here’s what you’ll need!
For the Filling
- 5 medium size cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup apple cider
- 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Pinch of salt
For the Topping
- 1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold)
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
To Top It Off
- Hudsonville Creamery Vanilla Blend or Hudsonville Seaside Caramel
- Salted Caramel Sauce (Buy your favorite, or make your own!)
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. While your oven is preheating, peel, core and chop up your apples. Everyone has their own preference on what apples cook the best. Personally, I like apples that are tart… like Granny Smith. However, I chose red apples to bake with today simply because red went “with my ~aesthetic~ for photos better.” (Do it for the blog, am I right?) Once your apples are chopped, set them to the side.
In a large mixing bowl, combine granulated sugar, apple cider, apple pie spice and salt. Add in apples and toss to coat.
In a cast iron skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter. Once butter is melted, add your apples! Cook until apples begin to soften. (It took mine about 5 minutes.) Remove pan from heat, and set to the side. It’s time to make the topping!
For the topping, combine old fashioned oats, flour, brown sugar and salt. Give it a couple of stirs until ingredients appear well combined. Next, start adding in butter, breaking it apart with your fingers until the chunks are pea sized.
Now, add your topping to the top of your apples! Be sure it is well covered. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top and bake for 35-40 minutes. The filling should be bubbly and the top should be crispy.
Once your crumble is baked, it’s time for the best part… the ice cream! Serve your apple crumble with a scoop of Hudsonville Creamery Vanilla Blend and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce if you want a classic dessert, or try something new and add a scoop (or two) of Hudsonville Seaside Caramel!
Bon Appétit! (Want a printable recipe card for my Cast Iron Apple Crumble? Click here!) Ugh. I wish you could all smell my kitchen after making this, it smells almost as good as it tastes! Have I inspired you to make an apple crumble a la mode, or add ice cream into your fall desserts too? Well my loves, today is your lucky day! Just when you thought your ice cream days were behind you, my friends at Hudsonville came through with a $3 off coupon for any two flavors of your choice! Run, don’t walk to Meijer! (Click here to use the scoop locator to find it at a grocery store near you!) Can’t find it anywhere close to you? Hudsonville Ice Cream recently launched an online store so you can buy your favorite flavors right from your couch! Not only can you buy their delicious ice cream, you can buy my ice cream scoop or the apparel you saw Trev and I rocking all summer long!
Are you going to make a yummy fall dessert this weekend? If you do, try it a la mode with any of the yummy Hudsonville Ice Cream flavors! If I didn’t have this yummy apple crumble in front of me, I might just make an apple pie and top it off with Hudsonville’s Belgian Cookie Butter ice cream! Or you know, just grab a spoon and dig into a pint (might I suggest Salted Caramel Brownie?) and live your best life ever. The choice is yours!
So… were you surprised to get a post on Saturday?! I was just so excited I couldn’t wait until next week to share! Now, I’m officially signing off for the weekend. I’m feeling ambitious today… maybe I’ll get the house cleaned and decorated enough to share a little Fall Home Tour with you next week 🙂 Have the best weekend everyone! I’ll talk to you on Monday!
*This post was sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream. But as always, all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands I love that help to make Savannah Said It possible.