Who hasn't enjoyed an apple "crisp," "cobbler," "crumble," or "brown Betty," all of which are among the simplest fruit desserts to prepare. What separates an average apple dessert from an Irish apple dessert may be as simple as what tops it, so try this with McCann's Irish Oatmeal and an inspired dash of Irish whiskey in a lovely cream sauce.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan and arrange the apples slice on the bottom.
Combine 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and flour and work these ingredients into a mixture that resembles coarse crumbs. Add the oatmeal and mix again. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining sugar, butter, ginger, and cinnamon, and add to the oatmeal mixture. Spread evenly over the apples and bake for 40 minutes.
In a small bowl, whip the cream until stiff. Fold in the honey and whiskey. To serve, divide apple crumble onto plates and spoon cream over the top. Makes 4 servings.
Variation: To make an apple blackberry crumble, add 1 cup of blackberries to the apples.