10 October, 2019
Apple Custard Dessert – Different But Delicious
While going through my old recipe book collection looking for pumpkin desserts, I found this apple custard dessert. Since my son brought home two bushels of apples and left them on porch, I decided to take a break from making pumpkin and do apples.
It starts with a buttery crust and thinly sliced apples placed on top of it. Before putting in the oven to bake, I add sugar and cinnamon. After it is baked, I make a custard on top of the stove, and pour that over the cooked apples. Then make a meringue to top it off and put back in the oven for browning. Sounds like a lot of steps, but it is worth the outcome of this delicious dessert.
A couple of things I might try the next time:
- Bake the crust slightly before putting the apples on it. The crust seemed a little soggy from the apples cooking on it. The trick will be to not over bake your crust.
- Try whipped cream instead of meringue. Some of my family does not like meringue, and I think the whipped cream would work just as well.
Apple Custard Dessert
2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup Butter – softened
6-8 apples, sliced thin
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups milk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons sugar
Crust: Mix flour, sugar and butter until well blended. Press into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Filling: Spread sliced apples over crust. Mix together sugar and cinnamon and pour over evenly over apples on crust. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 25 minutes or until apples are soft. Mix together the milk, cornstarch, sugar and egg yolks in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute. Mixture should be thick like a pudding. Add vanilla and pour over baked apples.
Meringue: In a bowl of a Kitchen Aid Mixer, add all the ingredients. Beat with whisk attachment till stiff peaks form. Spread onto the top of the custard. Put back into oven for 5 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned.
This is a new dessert to me and my family. Have you ever tried an apple custard dessert? If so, I would love to hear your experiences with it! Do you have any suggestions? Leave me a comment in the comment section below.