Contributing Chef- Abby Reibman-Author of The Desk and The Stove
Regarded as the ‘food of the gods’ in Ancient times and often used as a sweetener (especially before the discovery of sugar) for pastry, honey is symbolic of wealth, happiness and the good life. Serve this apple and honey crumble at your latest fall shindig with a dollop of crème fraîche or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and your guests will definitely make a bee-line for it!
1 tbl liquid honey, plus additional for drizzling
½ cup creamed butter
1 tbl crème fraiche
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
3 ¼ lbs apples, peeled and cored
Directions for Apple and Honey Crumble:
1. Mix together the liquid honey with the creamed butter using a fork. Quickly blend in the crème fraîche and then the flour using your fingers.
2. Mix together with your fingers until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut the apples into 1/8s and arrange them in an ovenproof dish. Drizzle some extra honey and sprinkle some cinnamon over the apples. Cover with the honey pastry crumble mixture.
4. Cook for 30 min or until the top is golden brown and serve with crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.