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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Easy Iron Skillet Apple Pancake
Honeycrisp Apple Crisp (Honeycrisp Apple Recipe)
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Irish Apple Crumble with Honey Whiskey Whipped Cream
- 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.
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20 thoughts on “Irish Apple Crumble with a Whiskey Whipped Cream”
An apple crisp is so comforting. You added the whiskey for the holiday and I say you made this dessert grown up!
Thank you Peter:) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
My dad LOVES apple crisp. I should try this version for me. I think he would like the whiskey addition.
Let me know how he likes it. Thanks Bella.
My husband loves apple crisp and this sounds delicious. I love adding booze to whip cream…so good.
You will love it. Thanks Gloria.
I’m all over that whipped cream
Thanks…and a leftover dollop in your coffee is wonderful:)
I LOVE this!! I love Apple Crisp but that Whipped cream sounds INCREDIBLE! Definitely perfect for St Patricks Day, but I will be having that whipped cream on top of everything! 🙂
It is delicious…the whipped cream is really just the cherry on top…so good. Thanks!
I do like a good apple crisp! And oats and honey are as Irish as apples…
They sure are. Thanks Anne!
I was JUST thinking of making apple crisp soon. Yours looks amazing and I love your photos! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Sam…The grown up version is delicious if you want a little something different. I also have the kid friendly version too. Hope you enjoy!
This dessert sounds amazing, I love a good apple crisp!
Thanks Jillian. I love a good apple crisp too:)
Looks interesting. Thanks for the recipe.
Your welcome…thanks Ria:)
11×2 in pan???
Oops…Nope …use an 11×7 pan. Thanks for pointing this out.