Baked Apples with Vanilla Custard

    5 hours 30 min

    This wonderful dessert should be enjoyed during autumn or winter. Baked cinnamon-spiced apples are served with a chilled vanilla custard.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Vanilla Custard
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 350ml milk or more to taste
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • Baked Apples
    • 4 large apples
    • 115g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 250ml apple juice

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr30min 

    1. For the vanilla custard: Mix egg yolks, sugar and cornflour with just enough milk to make a smooth paste. Stir in scraped out vanilla pod and seeds.
    2. Place remaining milk into a cold saucepan, whisk in the paste and bring to the boil. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add more milk. Simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, stirring constantly.
    3. Remove vanilla pod. Allow sauce to cool, then chill for a few hours. Beat with a whisk before serving.
    4. For the baked apples: Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Wash apples, dry, core and place in a small baking dish.
    5. Mix together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples inside and out. Pour enough apple juice into the baking dish so that the apples are sitting in 1-2cm juice.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes, basting every 15 minutes. Test doneness with a knife - apples should feel soft. Serve with chilled vanilla custard.

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