Apple Chocolate Crumble and Caramel Gold Verrine

White Chocolate and Lemon Thyme Crumble

ingredients preparation
  • 75g
    unsalted butter
  • 75g
    demerara sugar
  • 65g
    plain flour
  • 75g
    ground almonds
  • A few fresh leaves of lemon thyme, scraped from the stem
  • 65g
  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Loosely crumble the mixture into a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown.
  5. While still warm, break up any large pieces of crumble.
  6. Turn out onto a separate tray and allow to cool to room temperature.

Apple Mousse

ingredients preparation
  • 4g
    gelatin powder (180 Bloom)
  • 20g

Mix the gelatine powder and water in a small bowl, and leave for about 5 minutes.


  • 1g
    lemon zest
  • 150g
    cooked bramley Apple Puree (no added sugar)

Zest the lemon and incorporate into the Bramley Apple Puree that has already been cooked.

  • 300g
    double cream (48%)
  • 240g
    condensed milk

Aerate the cream but still maintain a slightly soft consistency and mix in the condensed milk.


  1. Melt the gelatine in the microwave for 15 seconds, and mix in the apple puree.
  2. Fold one-third of the cream mix into the apple preparation.
  3. Combine with the remaining cream, and carefully fold in.

Divide the mousse equally between six Verrine glasses of your choice. Filling to a third of its height.


Apple Salad

ingredients preparation
  • 100g

Finely dice the pineapple into a bowl

  • 2g
    Braeburn Apples

Scoop out small balls of the apple using a small 'parisienne' cutter.

  • 3
    passion fruit
  • 1/2g
    finely grated lemon zest

Mix in the passion fruit and lemon zest. 

Spoon the apple salad to each glass.

Caramel Gold Crémeux

ingredients preparation
  • 120g
  • 120g
  • 55g
    egg yolks
  • 55g

Prepare a crème anglaise

  • 60g

1. Pour over the Gold chocolate (per 350g hot crème anglaise you will need 60g).
2. Mix thoroughly. Leave to cool and add to each verrine glass on top on the apple salad. 

Finishing and assembly

1. Top each verrine with the crumble
2. Complete with a light dusting of icing sugar mixed with powdered cinnamon and a chocolate decoration
3. Serve 

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