It is beginning to cool down here, which on the Gold Coast isn’t very cold compared to the majority of the world. I am very fortunate here – I don’t believe that during the evening I have never experienced anything cooler than 4 degrees (so really I can never complain about the weather :)) Anyway, with this in mind I begin to think of warming desserts for the family and this one is a favourite – which is why I would love to share it with you all.
I used a small baking dish for this recipe (140 x 280) – I have also used a large deep quiche pan with a home made pastry before. It turned it into a delicious custard apple crumble pie! You will need to grease your dish with some coconut oil/vegan butter.
To begin, you will need to place in a small saucepan the following ingredients
- 6 Medium – Large Apples sliced around 1cm wide (see the picture to your right).
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2- 1 teaspoon grounded nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon grounded cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar/rapadura
Bring the mixture to the boil, then simmer until the water is absorbed or until the apples are tender (not too soft – takes me around 15 minutes). You can add a 1/4 cup of raisins or nuts if you like then place the apples aside to cool a little.
Next you will need around a 4 litre saucepan. For the custard place in the saucepan on a medium heat
- 2 3/4 cup of mylk – I used @oatly
As the mylk warms up whisk in a small bowl
- 1/4 cup mylk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons vegan custard powder
- 2 teaspoons cornflour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Now slowly poor the custard mixture into the warm mylk on the stove and stir/whisk until your custard thickens up. It will also thicken up as it cools too – so don’t worry about getting it too thick.
Usually takes me 4-5 minutes.
Once your custard as thickened up take it off the heat and let it cool as you make the crumble.
For the crumble place into a bowl the following ingredients
- 2 cups oats
- 1/3 cup plain/coconut flour
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 – 3 tablespoons water – add more if needed
Mix with a wooden spoon until all combined and resembles a crumble. I often use my hands – I find it easier, add a little more liquid of your choice if needed.
Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced). In your dish layer the cooked apples, then pour over your vegan custard. Followed by the crumble mixture. Place in the oven for around 15-20 minutes until the crumble is a golden brown. Let it rest for around 15 minutes before serving.
If you want to indulge a little more add some vegan cream. This can be kept in the fridge for around a week. Perfect to re heat on those cooler evenings.
I hope you all enjoy this delicious comforting dessert and share it with your loved ones.
Categories: Baked Goods