Festive foods take on new meaning when made with serious beer. And who doesn’t love a traditional Irish dessert made with Guinness, cinnamon-baked green apples coated in a buttery crunchy Irish oatmeal crumble and topped with sea salt whipped cream?
This tasty recipe comes to us from Guinness and uses the brewery’s classic Guinness Draft, a medium-bodied 4.2% ABV Dry Stout that’s popular around the world.
This hearty Irish treat is easy to make, and the beer really adds something special.
So let’s do that!
Oat Crisp with Guinness Apples
½ cup rolled oats
¼ all-purpose flour
¾ Granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup toasted walnuts
3/4 unsalted Irish butter
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and diced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons Guinness draft beer
Combine flour, sugar, zest, salt, cinnamon and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until combined. Add walnuts and pulse until thick but still fairly nutty, about 3 pulses.
Add the butter and mix until pea-sized pieces form. Turn out into a bowl and keep very cold until ready to garnish. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Mix apples with sugar, cornstarch, salt and Guinness Draft.
Transfer to a baking dish, cover with cold crumble and bake for about 45 minutes until golden and bubbly. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes and garnish with a quenelle of whipped cream with cinnamon.
Cinnamon and sea salt whipped cream
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
A few pinches of sea salt
In a cold bowl, combine the cream, cinnamon, salt and vanilla bean paste. Beat until soft peaks.
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