Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Apple Crumble and Vanilla Custard

How's this for a nice warm dessert... No gym today for me, feeling fat after eating this one!!  But it's one of my favorites...


(for the apple crumble)

  1. 5 small apples, 550grams, core, peel and cut into quarters
  2. 2 tbs fine brown sugar.
  3. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 175g plain flour
  5. 115g unsalted butter
  6. 115g fine brown sugar

(for the custard)

  1. 1 x 200mL container whipping cream
  2. 150mL milk
  3. 50g castor sugar
  4. 6 egg yolks
  5. 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Pre-heat oven 180C (170C for fan-forced)
  2. Arrange the apple quarters on the bottom of an oven proof glass dish.
  3. mix the 2 tbs brown sugar and cinnamon and then sprinkle atop the apples.
  4. Set in the fridge for a bit.
  5. In a medium bowl mix the 115g of sugar and flour.
  6. Cut in the butter like making a course meal.
  7. Sprinkle atop the apples and bake for 30 minutes until the apples bubble.
  8. While the apples cook make the custard.
  9. In a heavy based saucepan mix the cream, milk and 2 tsp sugar.
  10. Heat to a simmer and then turn the heat low.
  11. Whisk the egg yolks and the remainder of the sugar together until fluffy and pale.
  12. Add some of the warm milk to the eggs, continue whisking.
  13. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan, add vanilla  and stir on low heat until custard thickens (20-30 mins)
  14. When the apples are ready allow 5-10 minutes to cool before serving.


  1. I need to make this for Cam. He'll hate me for it since he'll need to do more running to work it off but I think he'll love the crumble.

  2. Haha, yes Sandi. I heard Sydney has a rule now that all prepared foods must come with a total calories displayed. I think I wouldn't like to know how many calories are inside - might be pretty scary!!!