Crunchy custard-baked apples

Crunchy custard-baked apples

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Top your oven cooked apples with oaty, nutty granola for a hearty yet healthy pud

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal171
  • fat4.1g
  • saturates1.6g
  • carbs28.3g
  • sugars24.2g
  • fibre2.7g
  • protein3.9g
  • salt0g


  • 500g carton ready-made custard
  • 6 Bramley apples, halved through the middle and core removed
    Bramley apples

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

    A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

  • zest and juice 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp crunchy granola with almonds
  • cream or ice cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pour the custard into a large baking dish. Toss the apples in the orange zest and juice, cinnamon and sugar.

  2. Arrange the apples, cut-side up, on top of the custard and drizzle with any extra juice from the bowl. Sprinkle over the granola and bake for 30 mins, until the apples are soft and piping hot – cover after 20 mins if the granola is getting dark. Serve with a drizzle of cream or a scoop of ice cream, if you like.

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12th Nov, 2017
Made half a litre of custard to put in the bottom and really liked the Bramley apple/cinnamon/orange combo. Left out the granola so my topping was caramelised sugar. Tasty!
1st Jan, 2014
After reading the comments about the apples not cooking before the custard had dried up , I peeled the apples and cut them into chunks rather than just halving them, then covered the whole lot with foil and baked for 20 mins, leaving the foil off for 10 mins at the end. I also used soft brown sugar instead of caster sugar which I found had a better flavour. A nice and quick alternative to crumble!
25th May, 2013
Lovely idea, but the apples didn't cook through, the granola went soft and the custard hardened (!) by the time the apples had cooked. The orange and cinnamon on the apples was gorgeous though. Please improve this recipe as it has great potential, just didn't quite work for me.
11th May, 2013
Didn't have an orange so stuffed the apples with sultanas, put some Cointreau and orange juice in, oats on top and drizzled with maple syrup. Simple and very tasty.
12th Mar, 2013
I didn't get on with this recipe at all I'm afraid. The apples didn't cook properly within the given time so I had to increase it by a good 20 minutes and then they just cooked unevenly and turned mushy in parts. The overall taste was alright but I felt I could have got the same result by doing simple baked apples and serving them with custard. Also, I brought granola for the recipe (not usually having it in) and really you could have made do with some oats and sultanas mixed together which would have been cheaper. Not one for me unfortunately.
13th Oct, 2013
Can you show the exact calorie breakdown for each ingredient? When I worked it out, it came to 350 calories for each serving (a serving being 2 halves of a bramley apple).
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