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Apple Custard Dessert – Different But Delicious

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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

Crust Ingredients:

2 cups flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 cup Butter – softened

Filling Ingredient:

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

Meringue Ingredients:

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.

Stiff peaks is when the beater is raised and it leaves peaks that stand tall and do not fall over.

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.

Make crust dough and press into a baking dish.

Put thin sliced apples on top of crust.

Pour sugar and cinnamon over top of apples.

Bake till apples are tender.


Put meringue on top and bake till light brown.


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.

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