Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble

This Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble combines delicious juicy apples, thick milk spread, pecans, and a dash of cinnamon. All topped with rich and buttery crumbs. So good!

Hello, everyone! How’s fall been treating you so far? Can you believe it’s almost October? #HallowenAroundTheCorner #ThanksgivingAroundTheCorner #ChristmasAlmostAroundTheCorner

Have you been enjoying a lot of autumn treats and cozy food? I know some of you have switched to pumpkin recipes already while I am posting my first apple recipe of this season. October is for apples (and a few pumpkins) on my blog. And I am happy to introduce this amazing and luscious Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble!

Who doesn’t like a good crumble or crisp? Who doesn’t like a good apple crumble or crisp? Who doesn’t like a good apple crumble or crisp with nuts? But I have a feeling you probably haven’t tried Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble. And I am telling you: you’re missing out a lot, my friends. Of you don’t have a jar of dulce de leche, you can easily use caramel instead (salted caramel is a great option, too). How does it work? Apples and dulce de leche while sitting in the oven, mingle and turn into a luscious concoction. Pecans add a lovely nutty flavour and a crunchy texture. Cinnamon and the buttery crumbs complete the profile.

Want something extra decadent? Go ahead and top this Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with an extra of dulce de leche. No one will judge you.

And if you like this recipe, you will probably like this Maple Apple Crumble, too.

And now, grab a large spoon and please dig in.


Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble

Category: Baking: Sweet, Fruit Pies and Crumbles


  • 1 tsp. butter, for greasing
  • 3 apples, cored (optionally peeled) and sliced, it’s better to take tart of the combo of sweet and tart apples
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • about 1/2 cup thick dulce de leche (or up to 2/3 cup if desired)
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp. cold butter
  • 2/3 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 2 to 3tbsp.corn starch
  • 1 tbs. light brown sugar
  • a good pinch of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.(340 degrees F). Grease a 6 inch (or a little larger) baking dish or skillet with the butter.
  2. Combine the apples with the cinnamon and cardamom and transfer to a skillet. Drop the dulce de leche in few spots.
  3. On a cutting board, chop the butter with a knife (or grate it using a grater) then add the sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, and flour and stir with your fingers until the mixture remains crumbs. If it’s too dry, add a tablespoon of butter more. If it’s a little too buttery/wet to your taste, add a little more flour.
  4. Scatter the crumbs over the blueberries and place in the oven for about 35-45 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy (Cover with a layer of foil if the top is browning too fast)
  5. Remove and let cool a little before serving.
  6. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Apple Dulce De Leche Crumble

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    Oh my goodness, Ben. I NEED a big plate of this right now! I think the only way to improve on apple crisp is by adding dulce de leche. Have a great weekend, my friend!

  2. I absolutely love a good apple crisp! My grandma used to make peach crisps in the summer and apple crisps in the Fall. I’ve got such good memories of those! Now I need to try putting the Ben spin on it and add in some dulce de leche. Excellent idea, my friend. Welcome to apple season! :-)
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