Apple Crumble With Custard

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Apple crumble served with custard

Apple crumble served with custard

I am really excited to share with you what I had discovered. Sounds as if I have found a new continent…haha. No, it’s just that I have discovered how easy it is to make apple crumble. Not only that, it can be heated up the next day and still taste just as good. It is a great dessert to serve any time!

I had friends over last week and thought of an easy dessert to make. There are always at least 1-2 packets of apples at home because we always make fresh carrot and apple juice. But apple desserts? Can’t really think of. The only apple dessert that I had made was the Apple Pie with French Pastry. That was very impressive and very delicious too. But I wanted to try something new. Thought for quite a while and decided to make apple crumble. I must say that I was so happy I made it. It was SO simple and easy to make and yet SO delicious! My friends liked it very much.

Extra virgin coconut oil

Extra virgin coconut oil

In fact, yesterday, I made it again because my family liked it very much. This time, for a healthier version, I used wholemeal spelt flour instead of the normal plain flour, some coconut oil to replace the butter and I used green apples. It was even better. I shared it with 2 friends and they liked it very much too. One of my friends said that she used to buy from the supermarket but now after tasting mine, she said she would not do that anymore. Fresh homemade apple crumble is still the best! I guess from now on, I will be making apple crumble very often…..*big smiles*. Maybe I will try adding berries to the apples one day. I can already hear my children screaming….haha.

Here’s my simple recipe for the apple  crumble.

Ingredients A
6 medium apples
80g sugar

Half cooked apple in dish

Half cooked apple in dish

Peel, core and cut the apples. Put into a pot. Add sugar and cook under medium fire for a few minutes. Don’t overcook it. Pour into a baking dish. I used a pyrex glass dish. You can use any other oven safe dish.

Ingredients B
250g butter
3/4C brown sugar
pinch of salt
2C flour
1C oat

oat rumble over apples

oat rumble over apples

Put all in a mixing bowl. Use finger tips to mix up all until it is like bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the apples and put into the oven to bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes or until the top is brown and crunchy.

Baked apple crumble

Baked apple crumble

Beautifully baked apple crumble with a crunchy top. You can even see the apple juice oozes out from the side. This apple crumble is very delicious served hot or cold.

Ingredients C (custard)
2T custard
2T sugar
250ml milk
1/2t vanilla

Custard for apple crumble

Custard for apple crumble

Mix all in a pot and heat until boiling, stirring all the time until thick. Remove from heat. You can serve it hot, scooped over the crumble or you can let it cool down first, beat in some double cream or cheese for a richer cream. But if you leave the custard to cool down, it will become thicker. So, if you like it more liquid, add more milk while cooking it. The custard that I served with the apple crumble in the top picture above was mixed with double cream. You can even serve the apple crumble with ice cream…..mmmm.

I still have another small portion of the apple crumble that I made yesterday. I am going to enjoy it after this…..mmm. Now, why not you give a try if you had never made it before. I bet if I make it again, I don’t even need to follow the recipe because it’s just so simple and easy. You can always approximate the ingredients. It doesn’t really need to be fixed. You can add more apples, or more crumbles on top if you love more crunch. You can even add nuts to the crumble for a more crunchy taste. It’s healthier too.

Really hope you have fun cooking and baking. I think I have been posting a lot of my baking lately….*grin*. I was just having too much fun in my kitchen. Will be back soon with something different in my next post. It won’t be baking this time.

Quote of the day……

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.”

- Napolean Hill

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Belinda @zomppa  on March 28th, 2012

What a great combination! That custard looks awesome….

Blackswan  on March 28th, 2012

Hey Chef Moh, your pix at FB is drawing me here. Lol! Your dessert is already crumbling in my mouthj. Hahaha! Really hope I can fly there to meet u in person some day :)

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Ann@Anncoo Journal  on March 28th, 2012

Mmmm… this is my favourite. I’m drooling now…

Faith  on March 28th, 2012

Definitely a fantastic dessert! I love how you experimented with a healthier version using coconut oil and spelt flour — sounds healthy and delicious!

Mistletoe  on March 28th, 2012

Ooooh! Kiddies and I would definitely enjoy this one! Looks so yummy. Finished dinner about an hour ago and would’ve loved to have this for dessert. It looks so simple to make too. Great thing about this is, you can eat this for lunch, snack, or dessert. I’d probably have it for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dessert. Teehee. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe!

fimère  on March 29th, 2012

on a eu la même idée pour le crumble, le ntien est bien tentant
bonne journée

kristy  on March 29th, 2012

My goodness, such delicious pair! Love how you pair the custard. Slurpppp…… Hope everything is well on your side.
Enjoy your day.

Cheah  on March 29th, 2012

What a sumptuous dessert, Mary. I can have the crumble plain too.

Noble Nourishment  on March 29th, 2012

Aww Mary, I have missed you so! It’s been so long since I visited my favourite food blogs, and I’m so glad I did today! I love the use of oats and coconut milk in this crumble. The picture of it just out the oven… superb!

I hope you are keeping well :)

Mary  on March 29th, 2012

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@Blackswan - Awwww….what a title you give me. I think I am not up to that standard yet….blushing :P We really should meet in person one day! There’s so much to catch up. Sexy legs?…LOL. I have read….very interesting :D

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - Ann, you are so good in baking I know this one will be just too easy for you :D I sure have a lot to catch up…hehe

@Faith - Thanks very much Faith! :D I just made another one yesterday so that I have something to eat today…..hehe

@Mistletoe - Aha…I know what to make for your family when we meet…fantastic :D But you can give this one a go. It’s really simple and easy. Just use ice cream then you don;t need to make the custard. Go with ice cream would be just perfect…mmm. Oh, when you come, I’ll just make this for you for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner! :D

@fimère - Thanks very much! :D

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! Yes, I am fine. Trust you are fine too.

@Cheah - Thanks very much, Cheah! :D

@Noble Nourishment - Ya, missing you too. Life can be so busy. I miss visiting as many blogs as I want to. Trust you are well and having lots of fun cooking and baking :D

food-4tots  on March 30th, 2012

It’s really a great discovery and will bring much joy to your family’s palate. I love the use of coconut oil as substitute of butter. Sounds so healthy! But, I don’t think it is sold here. ;)

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 31st, 2012

The custard looks almost like ice cream here ;-) Bet it’s a marriage made in heaven!
Have a wonderful weekend, Mary!

tasteofbeirut  on April 1st, 2012

This apple crumble is exactly the kind of recipe I have been looking for as we have an abundance of apples and some have been sitting in the fridge for way too long! What a delicious dessert!

Cookie  on April 1st, 2012

Hi Mary, I love it - this dessert is so English!!! I lost count of the number of times I chompped on Apple Crumble in a London Pub!!!

tigerfish  on April 1st, 2012

I like this as cold-weather dessert with warm apple crumble served with vanilla ice-cream! yum!

alida  on April 2nd, 2012

This crumble looks lovely and it is one the best desserts ever!

Sophie  on April 3rd, 2012

I love a good apple crumble & yours looks so delectable & tasty! I love to add a bit of cinnamon or raisins to my apples.

I also only eat hot custard with my crumbles & your custard looks really tasty! A must make!

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet  on April 4th, 2012

I love apple crumbles! Sounds delicious!

lena  on April 9th, 2012

sounds very mouthwatering that you served that with custard!first time i’m seeing extra virgin coconut oil.

faye  on April 11th, 2012

Thanks for sharing Mary. That is indeed a very simple recipe and the addition of custard is mmmm. I remembered several years ago, when my friends visited me from Singapore, we drove to the Okanagan and pick peaches off the trees for $1 a lb. Our friend made us peach crumble, it was good.

apple crumble  on April 28th, 2012

I love apple crumble, i make it all the time, this is a great recipe. I’m getting hungry just looking at the pictures!! i’m out of here!!

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