Monday, December 30, 2013

Apple Crumble and Home-made Custard

                          Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year
S and me are poles apart when it comes to desserts, he doesn’t have a sweet tooth at all , but me and our boy on other hand can eat sweets any time. One day out of nowhere, he told me that he feel like eating apple crumble or apple pie. I have  made Apple pie before and that’s the only dessert I have seen him eating greedily J But after one episode of apple pie I decided not to make it again, not because it wasn’t tasty, it was super yumm, but super rich too.  The amount of butter that goes in kind of shocks you so I decided to check apple crumble recipes online and they were much much lighter compared to Apple pie, So I decided to make this for him. Its almost ages since this demand came and he even forgot all about it but how can  I forget about a dessert that he demanded first time in 8 ½ yrs  !!

Apple crumble is so easy to put together and tastes great with home made custard. I think cinnamon and apple is a combination made in heaven, I just love it. This is a perfect dessert for cold wintery days, of course it cant be compared with the delicious apple pie, but any day I would prefer this over Apple pie as it’s a great dessert  with less calories.

Ingredients ( serves 4-5 )
Recipe adapted from here

Apple (preferably cooking apples like granny smith ) – 4 nos ( peeled, cored and sliced)
Butter – 2 tbs
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Light Brown sugar – 2 tbs

For crumble mix
Plain flour – ¾ cup
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Salt - pinch
Demarara Sugar – ½ cup
Butter – 40 gm ( 1/5 th of a cup)
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

  1. In a frying pan add butter when butter melts, add apples, light brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon powder and sauté until soft and tender.
  2. Transfer the apples into a small baking tray( right sized ).
  3. In another bowl take plain flour, baking powder, salt and butter and run the flour with butter until it resemble crumbs/ mositened puttu podi
  4. Add the sugar, cinnamon powder and mix well.Sprinkle the crumble mix on top of the apples placed in baking tray till the edge . Press them tighly.
  5. Bake it a preheated oven at 200 degree C for 35 – 40 minutes until the top is crispy.
  6. Let it cool for a little while.

For Home- made Custard
Egg yolks – 3 nos
Milk – ¾ cup
Double cream – ¾ cup
Corn flour – 1 tbs
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Sugar – ½ cup

  1. In a bowl take 3 egg yolks and add corn flour and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla extract too.
  2. In a saucepan bring milk, double cream to boil and turn off the flame.
  3. Add the warm milk to the egg yolk mixture very slowly with one hand and whisking vigorously with other hand taking care not to scramble the eggs.
  4. Transfer everything back to the saucepan and cook on a very slow flame (takes about 10 minute ) whisking continuously until custard starts to thicken a little bit.
  5. Transfer into a bowl and cover it with a cling film with the cling film touching the surface of custard ( to avoid skin formation ) and then chill it.

Serve the warm Apple crumble with custard and enjoy !!


Shruti J said...

What a wonderful dessert!!! Would love to try this out...

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Eliza Lincy said...

That is a perfectly baked apple crumble. i can feel the golden crust from here. New year party with this dish will be a sure hit. Wishing u a happy New Year.

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice dessert happy new year

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

I am gonna try u, I too try avoiding recipes with too much butter in them...this sounds perfect and yumm.... love the second pic...:)

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looks fabulous
Happy New year to you and family

Rafeeda AR said...

i'm seriously salivating right in the morning.... the crumble and the custard... yum yum... talking about apple and cinnamon, it's something that i've started to like of very recently, till then me n cinnamon always had a potti... hehe... but now all my bakes with bananas have cinnamon, i have to try this crumble... looks damn temtping... BTW, now the font looks perfect... :)

Preetha Soumyan said...

Apple crumble.. inviting.....dear....would love to try this soon

Rekha Vengalil said...

Crumble looks yummo Vinee :-) especially with the custard.

Happy new year to you and family

Suchismita Majumdar said...

I have never served apple crumble with ice cream, generally always do it with ice cream, got to try this :-)

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

I love all types of fruit of my fav ways to serve desserts. Yours is looking lipsmacking good... havent made or eaten a crumble in a while now...hmmm! temptimg!!

plasterers bristol said...

Yummy, that looks so delicious....I love apple crumble, looks for some recipes....Thanks for sharing...