Saturday, January 7, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Crumble with Custard

This is one of the easiest apple crumble to make. You cut up the apples, mix with the sugars and spice and put them into the baking dish and into the oven. Cooking the apples this way gives it a bite and it's not too soft.

Recipe sourced from Delicious Magazine, June 2010 (modified by me). 

5 green apples, peeled and cut into chunks
3 red apples, peeled and cut into chunks
50gm sultanas
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)
pinch of ground nutmeg (or freshly grated nutmeg)
Warm custard to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Place the apples in the baking dish and mix with the ingredients. 
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then remove from oven and sprinkle with crumble. 
  4. Then return to oven and bake for another 20 minutes until golden and bubbling, then stand for 10 minutes. 
  5. Serve with warm custard.

Cinnamon crumble topping
170 self raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 firmly packed cup brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
130gm chilled unsalted butter, chopped
  1. Mix the flour, cinnamon and sugars in a bowl, then rub in the butter with fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Place on top of baked apples as per above in step 3. 

Vanilla Custard
200ml milk
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
100ml thickened cream
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup caster sugar
  1. Warm the milk with the vanilla pod and seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat until just below boiling point.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and sugar in a bowl to combine. 
  3. Slowly pour hot milk over egg mixture, stirring constantly.
  4. Return to the cleaned saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
  5. Remove from the heat, strain into a jug and cover closely with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. 
  6. Serve warm or cold.


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family dear! I had a good time going through your previous posts, so much catching up to do! Had a giggle at your floppy disk find. I was cleaning the other day and found my filofax too, and a rolodex!!! Nowadays my hubby laughs at me when I spend ages choosing a calender, he uses Google Calender and can't understand why I need one on the fridge too :)

    I love Delicious recipes, this crumble sounds fantastic. And thank for the offer of hte salted caramel ice-cream recipe, I'm pretty sure I will have it because I buy Delicious quite religiously, just got to go sort through the many piles!

  2. Charmaine, I don't bake, whoever can bake, I salute them. I hope one day, I can bake too.

  3. Sheoh Yan, baking can be fun and relaxing. Something to try with your two girls.