Fireball Apple Crumble made with sweet apples tossed with Fireball whiskey, cinnamon & sugar; then topped with a buttery crumb topping.
My family and I love desserts made with apples. In fact, I personally would rather have a fruit type dessert over a gooey chocolate cake any day of the week. There is just something about the combination of apples and cinnamon that remind me of Fall.
While walking the other night with a friend of mine, she told me about mixing Fireball cinnamon whiskey with apple cider. It sounded good to me so after we got home, my husband tried it and though a bit sweet, it certainly warmed him up; especially since us die hards are walking the track in 30 degree temperatures!
I’m not a huge fan of spirits, so I only had a little taste, but I thought it would make a tasty addition to an apple dessert. Boy was I right! Seriously, you have to try this one.
How do you make Fireball Apple Crumble?
To start, core, peel and slice McIntosh apples; then toss them in a bowl with Fireball cinnamon whiskey, ground cinnamon, sugar and a cornstarch; then place them into an oven safe baking dish. I opted for individual portions, but a 2qt. baking dish would work as well.
Add a bit of butter to the top; then make the topping. I used McIntosh because they’re a great baking apple and generally take less time to cook.
For the topping, I didn’t want to use a traditional crisp recipe made with oats, flour, brown sugar and butter; so I opted more for a crumb topping (similar to a crumb cake); which is made with sugar, butter and flour instead.
Add the topping to the apple mixture; then bake in a 350° F oven for about 30 minutes until the apples are soft. You can tell by poking the insides with the tip of a sharp knife. If it gives you a little resistance, leave it in for another 5-10 minutes.
We allowed our crumble to cool a bit; then topped it with rich, creamy vanilla bean ice cream. OMG! This Fireball Apple Crumble is our new favorite dessert. The whiskey added such a nice flavor. It was so good, I’ll be making it again for Thanksgiving; in a larger quantity of course. . ~Enjoy!
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For the Apple Mixture
For the Apple Mixture
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the sliced apples, whiskey, cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch; mix well. Place the apples in individual oven safe baking dishes or a 2qt. baking dish; then top with the butter.
- Add the prepared topping to the top of the apple mixture; then bake for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft and the top is golden brown.
For the Topping
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until crumbly, but wet. You should be able to form a shape.
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What is your favorite apple dessert?