Apple, Raisin and Custard Crumble

Apple, Raisin and Custard Crumble


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I love custard on my pies and crumbles and one day I thought of combining all together and believe me it was worth it!


Serves: 6 

  • Apples
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 85g sugar
  • 50g raisins
  • 600ml water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • Custard
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g plain flour
  • 400ml whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or essence
  • Crumble
  • 85g margarine
  • 170g plain flour
  • 115g brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Grease a baking dish.
  2. Apples: Combine the apples, sugar, raisins, water, cinnamon stick and cloves in a saucepan over a medium heat and cook until apples are tender; about 30 minutes.
  3. Once apples are tender remove and discard cinnamon stick and cloves then pour apple mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Custard: Melt margarine in small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the flour and stir until all combined. Remove from heat and add milk a little at a time, whisking constantly.
  5. Once milk has been added return to heat until it starts to boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and add the 2 egg yolks and the vanilla then stir continuously for about 5 minutes.
  6. Once custard is ready, pour over the apple mixture and allow to cool.
  7. Crumble: Combine margarine and flour in a bowl then rub together until it looks like crumbs. Add the sugar and mixed spice and mix all well together.
  8. Once the custard is cool and set sprinkle the crumbled mixture over.
  9. Cook: Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve. Equally nice served hot or cold.

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