Monday, 26 September 2011

Baked Apple and Custard

Soft brown sugar
Mixed Spice

(Ready made custard)


I haven't mentioned quantities in the ingredients because I have this annoying habit of not measuring things! Also - it depends how many apples you want to do! I used about a pound and a half of apples for this.

Peel the apples and slice fairly thinly.

In a frying pan gently heat 4oz butter, a couple of tablespoons of soft brown sugar, and add a generous pinch of cionnamon, the same of mixed spice and grate in about a third of a teaspoon of nutmeg.

Add the apples and a handful of sultanas and cook over a gentle heat for about seven or eight minutes, stirring to ensure all the apples are covered with the liquid.

Pour into an oven dish and bake in a moderate oven for 35 minutes.

Serve straight away and add swirls of cold custard.

If preferred you can heat the custard but I like the mixture of hot and cold in this dish.)

Any left-over can be kept in the fridge and had another day.


  1. Yummy (with hot custard - I don't like it cold). Are these the apples from your garden or baking apples?

  2. The James Grieve from the garden. Although they are 'eating' apples they are really better used as cookers though they don't have the bitterness of a good Bramley. Ideally I would mix Bramleys and eatingb apples which would then also give slightly different textures because of the different cooking times they require.

    Just looked up James Grieve and Wikipedia says the following - James Grieve is an old variety of apple. It gets its name from its breeder, James Grieve, who raised the apple from pollination of a Pott's Seedling or a Cox's Orange Pippin apple in Edinburgh, Scotland some time before 1893.
    This is a savoury, juicy apple with strong acidity at first, which then mellows as the fruit matures during September, but the flesh softens soon thereafter. When picked early, it makes a sweet and delicate stewed apple, but then can be used as a dessert apple.

    I would strongly recommend James Grieve for a small garden as it is not too big a tree and ours has always had a lot of fruit on it.

  3. Thanks for the info. I shall put it on my list of trees that I want (far too long for the available space, but I'll probably get some of them anyway).

  4. something different- thanks for sharing


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