Salted Caramel Apple Crumble + KitchenAid Challenge Video



Hey guys! Do you remember when I posted those pictures of that production crew in my house a few weeks back? Well, they were there to film me making this Salted Caramel Apple Crumble using all my gorgeous KitchenAid® appliances! I was actually issued a challenge to MAKE THE CARAMEL APPLE CRUMBLE, or take a classic crumble and turn it into something different but just as fabulous using the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. I have the 7-quart mixer in black and I use it all the time! Having a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer is such a time saver- not just for this recipe but for the majority of recipes I post about. For the Salted Caramel Apple Crumble recipe, I sliced the apples, tossed them in a little lemon juice, made some homemade salted caramel to toss with said apples and then made the crumble topping {the best part!} in the Stand Mixer to sprinkle over the top. Literally, you just dump all your ingredients into the bowl, stir for 30 seconds and you’re done. No one can mess that up! 🙂 IMG_0994

Of course I cooked the caramel and baked the whole crumble using my gorgeous KitchenAid® 36-inch Dual Fuel Range. It’s the one appliance I still am completely smitten with. Yes it’s pretty to look at, but it also has so many different functions that make my cooking better and my life easier.


Because this is a warm dessert that screams Fall, I tried to dress the part in my yellow top and dark jeans {to hide the thunder thigh situation}. Umm, we filmed this on a 90 degree day in my house with no air conditioning! We were all boiling by noon!


I had to go powder my nose 1.2 million times because I was so hot. I have no idea what I was doing here…..besides awkwardly biting my lip.


This is my “I can’t believe there’s a camera crew in my house!” face. Thanks for documenting this for me, honey!! Ha! Anyways, I hope you enjoy this recipe and this fun little video 🙂

And, because I love KitchenAid and because KitchenAid and BlogHer love you guys, you all can enter to win $5,000 worth of KitchenAid® appliances of your choice! Not too shabby, right? All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me about how you MADE THE CARAMEL APPLE CRUMBLE or recently conquered another cooking challenge—or look below to find out other ways you can enter for a chance to win. Tried your hand at homemade fresh pasta? Given the whole candy-making thing a whirl? Let me know and you could win some brand new KitchenAid® appliances. Good luck!


Salted Caramel Apple Crumble

Yield: 6 servings

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  • for the caramel sauce-
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • for the crumble-
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • for the apples-
  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. For the caramel sauce- heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat to melt sugar. Continue cooking and swirling sugar until it turns amber in color. Whisk in sea salt and heavy cream. Mixture will bubble up violently briefly. Continue whisking until sauce is smooth in consistency. Stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. For the crumble- combine all ingredients together using a stand mixer. Mixture will be crumbly, but stay together when squeezed. Set aside.
  3. Prepare apples and toss in lemon juice. Cook apples in a large cast iron skillet over medium low heat in butter to draw out moisture. Sprinkle with salt to draw out all the moisture possible. Drain apples and place back into skillet. This process should take about 5-7 minutes of cooking.
  4. Pour 3/4 of prepared caramel sauce into the apples and stir gently. Top with the crumble topping. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and serve with remaining caramel sauce.


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  1. This looks amazzzing! Can’t wait to make it!! Would love to win the appliances!!

  2. it’s funny you posted this recipe because i just baked up my first apple crisp of the fall! adding caramel sounds like a fantastic idea. my main challenge for cooking lately has been working around the huge crack in my cooktop, haha! would love to win a new one 🙂 thanks!

  3. I am adding the apple crumble to my “must make” fall recipes. My challenge is an increasing passion for baking vs tiny kitchen. Would love to win!!

  4. Just bought apples yesterday! Will be trying this soon! Love all things Kitchen Aid and Lauren’s latest! (great combination!)

  5. I recently made homemade sweet potato gnocchi, but it turned out a little more dense than it was supposed to. The flavor was great so the family ate it, but I learned my lesson for next time — less flour! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. The recipe is making me drool. I will definitely try it out this weekend seeing as we’re having the inlaws over and I need some bonus points 🙂

  7. I love that you included the video cause I think that will keep my li’l one entertained as I try out this recipe.

  8. Just went apple picking on Saturday and I’m looking for ways to use those apples! This is on the list!

  9. This looks amazing! We would love to renovate our kitchen and would love the kitchen aide appliances!

  10. I’m going apple picking this weekend!! PERFECT recipe! I love the video!!

  11. Looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try this recipe! I just Love anything apple!

  12. I just conquered some baked pumpkin donuts – mmm.

  13. This looks delicious! I’m in Vermont as we speak, and surrounded by delicious fall apples. This would be perfect 🙂 Also, love the video!! Last night I was craving apple pie, but i’m gluten-free and dairy-free and had yet to conquer a perfect pie crust. I looked at a ton of different recipes, and finally decided to just give it a whirl. And it worked out great! Used my handy-dandy KitchenAid mixer, but would have loved to make this in a food processor!

  14. I have made caramels and creme filled chocolates many times for the holiday season 🙂 I can’t wait to try this recipe it looks amazing!

  15. That looked delicious! As an avid reader of your blog it was also very nice to get to your and Brooke’s voices.

  16. I have been craving apple pie. This will certainly satisfy that craving.

  17. Last year I realized I could use my Kitchen Aid for shredding chicken and my life hasn’t been the same since. I love Kitchen Aid everything so this giveaway excited me greatly. LOL!

  18. oooh looks delicious! Recently tried making my own pizza dough…it took a few times before I finally got it right! Love all things KitchenAid.

  19. I have a apple crumble that I make with sliced apples or can pie filling if u have little time .. I add cinnamon and mix it all up real good… Then I make the crumble which is about 2 tbsp of melted butter.. it needs to becompletely melted.. about half a cup to a cup of flour all purpose with ccinnamon and a little sugar and I use organic sugar.. mix all the dry ingredients up well then with a fork add a little butter and crumble the mixture together with a fork …. Pop in the oven for about 30-40 mins at 350… It’s sooo yummy with a spoon of vanilla ice cream…. Fall in definitely in the air …. Love your video … And what thunder thighs… Girl please you just had a baby… Lol.. keep up the great job… I will be whipping up some of these recipes soon…

  20. You’re a natural in front of the camera!

    One of my biggest cooking challenges lately has been working with yeast. I know it’s more of a baking thing, but in the past, I never had the best of luck with bread making, so I was scared of it for a while. Recently, I had two bread recipes go right, though!

  21. I LOVE apples, anything apple will work for me, especially deep-dish apple pie! I’ve always had difficulty with homemade pie crust and have used pre-made. Last year I got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for Christmas, the dough-hook attachment was the key to my success! I’ve finally been able to make my own flaky delicious pie crust, no more store-bought pre-made crusts for this girl, no way! My husband and I just picked 125 lbs. of apples this past Saturday. This recipe will be my next Apple-y creation and I know my family will love it!! Thank you for sharing.

  22. I just made your soft glazed pumpkin sugar cookies yesterday and they were amazing! My son loved them so much he asked for more! I can’t wait to try this crumble, caramel apples are my favorite fall treat to eat! I would love to have some awesome new KitchenAid appliances for my kitchen as well! Thank you for this opportunity!

  23. Apples, caramel, KitchenAid and Lauren’s Latest……….what a great combination!!

  24. What a great giveaway and loved your video…I love caramel apples so I may need to try this.

  25. Is it just me or does anyone else lick the spoon or taste test more often now that its fall recipes?! I made the pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and I could not stop licking the frosting spoon. No no I should say spoon I just dug my finger right in! As my three year old saw this he wanted to help. Let’s just say once the cupcakes were done we didn’t dig in right away! And I don’t use canned pumpkin I plant pumpkin pie pumpkins in my garden every tear and use them. My boys and husband are very picky eaters! Only fresh non store bought things here.

  26. I just bought a KitchenAid three cup food processor last week and put it to work this weekend. I made salsa with tomatoes and peppers from my garden and also made pesto with basil from my container garden. They were so easy to make and both turned out delicious! So glad I ditched my old blender for the food processor!!

  27. I’ve got a caramel apple tart in the works. Your video is great! You’re both adorable.

  28. I just made your Pumpkin Maple Cinnamon Rolls and they were magnificent! I truly love your vibe and enjoy connecting with you on FB and your blog. My husband is a carpenter and we have been “working” on our house since we bought it almost 5yrs ago. It came with no appliances and so we have piece mealed our kitchen together (for real we cooked on a George forman grill and a hot plate for yrs!). It would be wonderful to have a fully functioning kitchen that I would be proud to have people over!!!
    Thanks!!! Jill

  29. Lauren!!
    I love the video! You are such a natural and Brooke is the cutest thing! love her wings! 🙂 I am SO making this apple crumble (love the concept) very very soon but recently, I conquered making a veggie mac and cheese, sneaking in all sorts of veggies (kale and cauliflower) and still having my kids eat it! 🙂 by the way, LOVE your kitchen!

    • What amazing food and giveaway. The food looks awesome and the give away of Kitchen aid appliances would making cooking so much better

  30. I love caramel apples–I need to try this!

  31. I was not happy about fall arriving already until I saw this recipe. I am drooling it looks so good. thank you.

  32. What an amazing offer from Kitchen-Aid! There simply isn’t a better product on the market. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  33. This looks awesome! My husband and I just closed on our first home this past weekend, so after we get settled in, I definitely want to try making this recipe! I also love using caramel for fall and the holiday season. I make chocolate caramels and truffles and love giving them as gifts. They’re not too difficult to make, but having great appliances can also help make cooking and baking less stressful.

  34. This looks amazing! I love salted caramel on anything but this just screams fall. Our local apple orchards open soon. Can’t wait to make this crumble.

  35. Visiting here from RE, but I will be back. Liked you on FB. I Loveee my KA stand mixer. Just used it yesterday to make choco chip cookies. Apples are plentiful here in my part of the nation somI will try this crumble maybe today!

  36. I learned how to roast broccoli! It’s actually really simple but I’d never roasted vegetables before!

  37. Well… a recent cooking challenge that I’ve overcome is using a potato masher and then hand mixer to duplicate the effects of a stand mixer. Strange, but effective!

  38. I recently used my boyfriends kitchenaid to make pumpkin gnocchi! it was so yummy. It’d be great to win though so I could finally have my own kitchenaid mixer 🙂

  39. i conquered a peach cobbler the other day… using a FORK, A CANOPENER, A MIXING BOWL, and MY 50+ year old OVEN! what a shame… i would LOVE me some KitchenAid appliances!

  40. OMG, I just happened upon your website and besides the fact that I’m a “Lauren” too I’m psyched. You have such great recipes here. I tried your Grilled Asian Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers last night and boy were they a hit! I’m going to make your Salted Caramel Apple Crumble this week on Wednesday morning before work for a co-worker’s birthday “cake.” I’m not a baker but this looks awesome. Your Kitchen-Aid oven looks fabulous by the way as do you!