Apple Custard Crumble

Monday, October 13, 2008

The other day our family friends came to visit us, we had Nasi Dagang (Terengganu style) coz we ran out of nasi dagang rice so we had to use the regular rice and made it Terengganu style. Then i've made this great apple crumble with custard that you could serve with vanilla ice cream and its a superb way to end a lovely dinner...and it was a crowd pleaser too everyone was impressed (not just because of the taste but also the presentation) its was a simple dish but with great impact...what more can u ask??
You need... (makes 6)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 800g can pie apple
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 100g butter, softened
  • double thick cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine milk and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk 1 1/2 tablespoons custard powder, 2 tablespoons caster sugar and 2 tablespoons cold water in a heatproof bowl until smooth. Whisking constantly, pour in hot milk mixture in a thin stream. Return mixture to saucepan.
  3. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat until custard comes to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Stir for 3 minutes or until reduced slightly (this cooks out the raw custard powder flavour).
  4. Spoon apple into six 1-cup capacity dishes or one 6-cup capacity baking dish. Pour over warm custard.
  5. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, remaining custard powder and sugar in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add butter.Using your fingertips, rub into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Scatter crumble over custard. Place on a baking tray bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with cream or in my case vanilla ice cream *wink*