Apple Crumble with Hot Custard

Apple Crumble with Hot Custard
Apple Crumble with Hot Custard
We enjoyed this warm and comforting dessert while visiting a sheep farm in New Zealand. Get the recipe for Apple Crumble with Hot Custard »Matt Taylor-Gross

We enjoyed this warm and comforting dessert while visiting a sheep farm in new Zealand.

Apple Crumble with Hot Custard
We enjoyed this warm and comforting dessert while visiting a sheep farm in new Zealand.
Yield: serves 8

FOR THE CRUMBLE:

  • 12 granny smith apples, peeled, quartered, cored, and thickly sliced
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 12 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 14 tsp. ground cloves
  • 16 tbsp. butter, cut into pieces

FOR THE CUSTARD:

  • 2 13 cups milk
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 14 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the crumble: Preheat oven to 350º. Put apples and 1 cup water into a large, deep skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until some of the apples are very soft, 20-30 minutes. Stir in sugar and transfer to a large baking dish. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl. Work butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, then spread over apples. Bake until golden, 40-45 minutes.
  2. For the custard: Warm milk in a medium pan over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk sugar, butter, flour, and egg together in a large bowl. Whisk 1 cup of the milk into the sugar-flour mixture. Gradually add mixture back into the milk in the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until thick, 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.
  3. Serve crumble with some hot custard spooned on top.