Irish Apple Crumble with a Whiskey Whipped Cream

Irish Apple Crumble with a Whiskey Whipped Cream

My Irish Apple Crumble is made with honeycrisp apples and a buttery brown sugar oatmeal crumble topping and topped with a honey whiskey whipped cream.

Plate of apple crisp topped with whipped cream on a white plate

St. Patrick’s Day is next week and when you live in Dublin, Ohio you kind of have to celebrate or at least raise your glass on March 17. 

There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than with whiskey.

The Irish drink it and cook with it.

So there’s no reason why we can’t do the same.

I’ve added whiskey to this apple crumble to make it shamrockin’ and topped it with a honey whiskey whipped cream.

Don’t you want to sink your fork into this warm dessert?

This crowd pleaser is a favorite dessert and is ideal to serve in the fall during apple season as well as on St. Patrick’s Day.

Its warm spiced apple filling goes down easily and the crunch from the crumbly topping is delicious.

Casserole pan of celtic apple crisp with serving spoon in the corner

I turned my family favorite apple crisp recipe into a grown-up version with a crumbly topping by simmering the apples in a little honey whiskey to add a little punch to this typical Irish dessert.

Then I added more whiskey to the whipped cream. 

Next came the generous portions for everyone at the table followed by a drizzle of fresh cream on top of the filling and delectable topping.

It was grand!

Now while any whiskey will work for this recipe, Irish or otherwise, I wanted a sweetened variety.

And I had a little Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey in my liquor cabinet.

That’ll do!

How to make Irish apple crumble from scratch

My apple crumble is a delicious dessert made with an apple mixture and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping.

It’s a simple recipe and adding the whiskey imparts a wonderful flavor.

This recipe takes three steps and you’ll need a few key items from the grocery.

Fresh apples: What are the best apples for this recipe?

My favorite kind of tart apples are honeycrisp apples.

They are sweet and perfect for this apple crumble!

Granny smith apples or tender pears would also work if you can’t find honeycrisp.

You’ll want to peel and slice the apples into wedges or slices if you don’t have this Apple Peeler Slicer Corer.

It makes peeling and slicing a breeze.

The crumble mix: Mix together melted butter, plain flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and old fashioned oat flakes to make this golden topping.

I prefer the Quaker brand for oats. Kerrygold is my preferred butter because it is creamier than U.S. butter because it’s made from the milk of grass-fed cows.

The whipped cream: Instead of a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you’ll need honey, whiskey and whipping cream to make this adult version topping.

Plate of apple crisp next to casserole pan on a green napkin

Did you know that the apple tree is considered a sacred tree in Irish folklore and mythology.

It’s a symbol of fruitfulness and immortality. 

I love learning something new!

I promise you will love this tasty recipe.

Also be sure to check out the kid friendly apple crisp recipe as well. 

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

More Apple Desserts

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Warm Apple Bake

Easy Iron Skillet Apple Pancake

Honeycrisp Apple Crisp (Honeycrisp Apple Recipe)

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plate of apple crisp

Irish Apple Crumble with Honey Whiskey Whipped Cream

Ali Randall
My Irish apple crumble is made with sweet apples and a buttery brown sugar oatmeal crumble and topped with whiskey whipped cream.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 4 large honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup melted Irish butter, (I use Kerrygold)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • .Peel, core and chop the honeycrisp apples into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place the apples, cinnamon, whiskey and water in a large bowl and toss.Then place the apples into a prepared pan, preferably a 11 x 7 inch large baking tin.
  • In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients including the sugar, flour, oats with the melted butter and mix until the crumbly mixture is well blended.
  • Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until the coarse crumbs are golden brown.
  • Whip the heavy cream on medium speed with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form.
  • Dissolve the honey in the whiskey stirring to incorporate.
  • Add the honey flavored whiskey to the whipped cream in the final minutes of whipping.
  • Once the apple crumble has cooled serve it with the Irish whiskey cream sauce.
Keyword Apple Crisp with whiskey, Irish Apple Crumble

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