Apple and custard pie

Apple and custard pie
  • Serves icon Serves 8-10
  • Time icon 30 minutes to make, 1 hour to cook, plus cooling

Combine British apples with a custard pie recipe for a twist on this comforting British pudding: our gorgeous apple and custard pie.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
349kcals
Fat
22.3g (13.2g saturated)
Protein
4.6g
Carbohydrates
32.8g (15.2g sugars)
Fibre
2.1g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
349kcals
Fat
22.3g (13.2g saturated)
Protein
4.6g
Carbohydrates
32.8g (15.2g sugars)
Fibre
2.1g
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 160ml whole milk
  • 160ml double cream
  • 2 medium free-range egg yolks
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 40g caster sugar
  • Good grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 600g (about 3 large) Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 45g demerara sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

For the pastry

  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 125g cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 medium free-range egg, beaten

Method

  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour, custard powder and a pinch of salt into a large bowl or food processor. Add the butter and rub together with your fingers (or whizz in a processor) until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the beaten egg and just enough water to bring the dough together, then knead briefly. Shape into a disc, wrap in cling film, then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan until almost boiling. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks, cornflour and caster sugar together in a bowl. Pour the hot milk over the egg yolks and whisk, then return to a clean pan over a low heat and cook, stirring, until it’s thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir through the nutmeg and pour into a jug. Cover the surface with cling film to prevent a skin forming, then leave to cool completely.
  3. Preheat a baking sheet in the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Mix the apples, lemon juice and demerara sugar together, then set aside. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rough 40cm circle, about 3mm thick. Line a shallow 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with paper (so it hangs over the sides), then line with the pastry.
  4. Pile the apples into the centre of the pie and bring the sides of the pastry up around the filling, crimping and pinching to seal. Pour the cold custard into the hole in the centre.
  5. Brush the pastry with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with demerara sugar. Transfer immediately into the oven and bake for 50 minutes until the pastry is golden and the custard almost set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes in the tin before carefully removing, using the paper. Serve the pie in generous wedges.

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