Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
We enjoy this custard cooked in whole apples. Delicious for dessert or for breakfast served warm with cream or cold. Recipe source: Finnish Cookbook
- 6 small apples, peeled and cored (we use Macintosh)
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 dash salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- nutmeg (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
- Butter an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Roll apples in sugar until they are coated evenly. Place apples close together in prepared dish.
- Using a blender (or use electric mixer) mix together the remaining ingredients (milk- almond extract) and pour over apples. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
- Bake for 30- 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Custard will finish setting while apples are cooling.
Let me preface this by saying I do not understand the "custard cooked in apples" thing - really, it's the other way around - apples cooked in custard. That being said, I give it 3.5 or 4 stars as written, but 5 stars with the following adjustments:
-I added some sugar (about a Tablespoon, rounded) to the custard mixture. It seemed to me this part should be sweet for a dessert.
-I added a Tablespoon (I could see also using a teaspoon or two) of vanilla to the custard.
-I stuffed the insides of the apples with raisins (I could see nuts too, or a combination - the hollowed apples just seemed to call out for something inside). I could also see just slicing the apples as one reviewer did; I will try it that way next time.
Also, next time I will double the custard part because it seemed like mainly a lot of apple with a little custard around them. My family likes custard & it wouldve been really nice if there was even more, so I will make more with it next time.
I used a water bath with this. I'm not sure it was necessary, but I googles it & the consensus seemed to be to use a water bath for successful custard making so I did. I cannot comment on how it would've been without it.
Oh, I also used brown sugar since the recipe didn't specify and brown sugar just sounded better to me. I'm sure white sugar would be good too.
This recipe is gorgeous! It even worked when I had to use gluten-free flour and soy milk. I ended up slicing all the apples like in an apple pie, added a few teaspoons of vanilla in the milk mix, and topped it with a desicated coconut, cinammon and sugar sprinkle. It was perfect for the cold weather and EVERYONE loved it! THANKS!!!
I didnt care for this one too much. Maybe I overbaked it, but it came out tasting and had a texture of scrambled eggs. I thought perhaps it needed to be baked in a waterbath. Anyways I would like to thank you for the recipe:)