Celtic Apple Crumble With Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Recipe posted on Kerrygold website by Margaret Johnson, Irish food expert and cookbook author."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (265.9 g)
  • Calories 583
  • Total Fat - 21.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 57.9 mg
  • Sodium - 117.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 92.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7 g
  • Sugars - 54.7 g
  • Protein - 8.3 g
  • Calcium - 57.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

To make the filling, in a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the water and whiskey to a boil. Stir in the raisins and vanilla. Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour, or until the raisins have absorbed most of the liquid.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square glass baking dish.

Step 3

In a large bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Stir in the raisins and cooking liquid and arrange in the prepared pan.

Step 4

To make the crumble, combine the flour, brown sugar and butter in a food processor. Pulse 4-5 times to form coarse crumbs. Stir in the oats. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the apples are tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Step 5

To make Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce: In a deep bowl, beat the cream with an electric mixer on high until soft peaks form. Dissolve the honey in the whiskey. Fold the honey mixture into the whipped cream and spoon over the crumble.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Mimi Bobeck

You call it a crumble. I call it a crisp. Anyway it's delicious, and the sauce enhances the flavor so much! It was a nice ending to our Irish dinner

review by:
(24 Mar 2021)


I scaled this back for 1 serve but found I could only eat half of it as it was a very big serve for me but I'll be polishing of the other half tonight for it is way to delicious to be wasted. I didn't make the cream though will most certainly do so next time, thank you Mikekey made for Alphabet Soup tag game. Okay had the other half with the Irish Cream, made a very small batch but would fully recommend it with the recipe put a whole new slant on the dish.

review by:
(14 Apr 2016)

Kitchen Magic

We love desserts and this was excellent for St Patrick's Day. The crumble was delicious and the sauce really brought it up a notch or two!

review by:
(28 Mar 2016)