November 22, 2021

Apple Custard


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 Apple custard is my favorite dessert since childhood.  Mom would make some yummy Custard using apples during winter.  Though fruit custard would be on the menu during summer and most other times  ,Apple custard has been a winter delicacy  as we would get really sweet ,juicy and tasty apples.

Growing up 2 desserts were very common at home ; custard and sheera - both off these were hot favorites and we never got bored. Now Poonam's creamy rich Apple Rabadi is also on my to do list ..the recipe is so tempting to miss out .

 The city where I grew up hardly experienced harsh winter, so apple custard would taste heavenly when had chilled during the noon .


Custard may sound very simple to make but if we don't take care of the nuances,the custard will turn watery or may have a raw after taste .

Many brands of  custard powder are available in the market,but I always prefer using Brown & Polson or Weikfield brand to make custard.  You may call it as OCD or creature of habit, I cannot pick any other custard powder brand if I don't find either off these on the shelves .

I prefer using full fat milk or 2% fat milk as it gives a nice creamy texture .I did want to be health conscious and prepared custard with skimmed milk and low fat milk but somehow the taste didn't appeal to me and my family .

Before adding apples to the custard, make sure you taste them first before you add . The apple has to be sweet, if they taste sour, pls donot mix it with the custard as it will spoil the taste making it really unpleasant to enjoy .

Always ensure you soak the apples in warm salt water or vinegar solution to remove the wax / powder coating if you feel the same when you touch the apples.  


Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cooking Time - 20 mins
Cooling Time - 2 to 3 hrs
Complexity - easy 

Ingredients 
1/2 litre milk (2% fat or full fat ) 
3 tablespoon vanilla flavored custard powder 
2 medium apples 
6 to 7 tbsp sugar (adjust as per your taste) 

Method 

  • Mix the custard powder with 3 to 4 tbsp milk and make a paste without lumps and keep aside.
  • Bring the milk to a boil in a thick bottomed vessel .lower the heat and mix in the sugar until it dissolves completely. 
  • Add the custard paste to the milk and go on stirring or whisk it on medium flame until the milk starts thickening. Keep stirring constantly to avoid the milk sticking to the bottom and getting burnt .
  • Once the custard thickens, turn off and let it cool ..donot cover with a lid as the  vapor will make the custard watery.
  • Chop the apples into small cubes and lightly boil it in water for 1 or 2 mins. Drain the water and put the apples away in the fridge for chilling ..this way the custard and apples blend really well as the apple absorbs the custard flavor very nicely.
  • Once the custard cools down,place it in the refrigerator for 2 to 3hrs for chilling. 
  • Just before serving add the chilled apple slices to the custard ,mix it gently and serve . You can top it with some nuts or pomegranate pearls. 

Notes

  • Adding fruits will make the custard watery,so cook the custard patiently till it thickens. 
  • You may add a few drops of butterscotch or rose essence to the custard. 
  • It is always best to add fruits to the custard just before serving . Take the potion of custard that you would want to serve and mix fruits to it rather than mix it to the entire bowl of custard. This way it won't turn watery. 

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2 comments:

  1. Fruit custard is my personal favorite as well. Apple custard is a fussfree yet flavorful dessert. It is best to make it ahead of time and add fruits just before serving.

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  2. All of us at home love fruit custard! It's a simple dessert to make but, like you say, there are a few nuances that need to be taken care of. You have made it so perfectly - it looks super delicious!

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