Walt's Apple Oatmeal Crumble
Jiko – The Cooking Place, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Chef Anette Grecchi-Gray
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 4 servings

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges, preferably Gala
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/4 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon wheat bran
  • Caramel Sauce (see recipe below)

In a sauté pan melt the butter over medium heat; add apple wedges and cook until golden brown. Add the sugar and toss well; continue to cook the apples until soft and well caramelized. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the ground cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts. Reserve. In another sauté pan prepare the crumble by melting the butter and toasting the old-fashioned rolled oats, with the honey, brown sugar and wheat bran until golden brown. Butter 4 rock glass or ramekins and pack the crumble on the bottom of each glass. Pack the cooked apples very tightly in each glass. When ready to serve, place the rock glass with the apples in the oven until warm and then turn upside down on a plate. Serve with Caramel Sauce or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and/or Vanilla Bean Sauce.

The Caramel Sauce

Yield: 4 servings

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water

In a stainless steel pot, bring the heavy cream to a boil with the scraped vanilla bean in it. Mix the sugar and egg yolks in a stainless steel bowl. Slowly pour the boiled cream into the sugar and egg mixture and mix well. Reserve allowing to cool. Meanwhile, boil the sugar and water to an amber color, about 285 degrees Fahrenheit. When ready, pour the chilled vanilla sauce into the hot caramel and mix well. Continue to slowly pour the sauce into the caramel until everything is well mixed. Reserve and chill again until ready to use.