Spiced Apple Crumble 🍎 with Custard
A darling friend of mine has a yummy food blog, TriedandTrueRecipes.com and she, admittedly is not the best baker, so she has asked me to create a dessert recipe for her. Her goal was to have a Thanksgiving recipe that could be served individually, incase your celebration looks different this year. This one can be divided into several ramekins or in a 9x9 baking dish.
Spiced Apple Crumble with Custard
1 cup of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
½ cup of sugar
3 egg yolks slightly beaten
2 tablespoons of flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 and ½ cups of all-purpose flour
¾ cup of granulated sugar
¾ cup of butter
4 to 5 large peeled and diced apples
½ cup of light brown sugar
½ teaspoon of cardamom
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of water or bourbon
1 and ½ tsp of all-purpose flour
Cook the crumble:
Set the oven to 350.
Put flour and sugar in a bowl, using your hand to mix.3. Stir in melted butter, blend with fingers until the mix looks like crumble.
Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, place into the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the desired level of brownness. Remove from the oven and set crumble aside to cool.
Cook the Filling
Over medium heat, place apples and butter into the skillet. Once the butter has melted, add sugar, water, and spices, mix well .Cook for 10 minutes or until apples are at the desired consistency
Add flour and stir well, cooking for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat
Cook the custard:
Mix flour, cream, sugar, salt, and yolks in a bowl for a double boiler, mix well. Add milk
Put on the boiler, stirring frequently until thickened, about 12 minutes .Remove from the boiler, set aside to cool.
You can layer these ingredients in 4 or 5 ramekins or in a 9x9 dish. The filling is the first layer, the crumble makes the second and the delicious custard tops it!
There will be extra crumble and extra custard.
If you want to take the yummy even further, top the crumble with slivered almond, dried flowers or even a toasted meringue. You'll thank me later.