I don’t know how young I was, probably 6 or 7 years old. I still remember the day my mother cooked this dessert for my sisters and me. Apple pieces were still crunchy. I wished if they were softer. That’s my first memory that I ever tasted custard.


4 Servings


2 Apples
1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 to 2 teaspoons Water *optional

4 Egg Yolks
4 tablespoons Caster Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
1 & 1/2 cups Milk *warmed

  1. Peel Apples, remove the core and cut into 1-2cm cubes. Place in a saucepan, add Sugar and Lemon Juice, cover with a lid, and simmer until soft. The cooking time depends on the type of Apple. *Note: 1 to 2 teaspoons Water might help cooking process.
  2. To make custard, place Egg Yolks, Vanilla Extract, Sugar & Flour in a saucepan and combine well. Add warmed Milk and mix well. Cook over a medium to low heat, stirring constantly until custard thickens.
  3. *Note: The custard can be cooked in the microwave. Place all ingredients in a heat-proof bowl and whisk well to combine. Then cook in the microwave, occasionally whisking, until thickens.
  4. Add cooked Apple to the custard and combine. Enjoy warm or cold. Today I added some Crumble on top. *Note: I wanted to add crumbled Butter Cookie but I didn’t have any, so I baked Crumble.
  5. How to bake Crumble: Mix 20g Butter, 20g (1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon) Cater Sugar and 40g (4 tablespoons) Plain Flour to make soft dough. Crumble the dough on baking paper and bake at 160℃ for 10 minutes. I used mini toaster oven.