Cook the Book Fridays: Apple Custard Crisp from Everyday Dorie

Apple Custard Crisp from Everyday Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and is an easy twist on an apple crumble for when you want something a little different – a “streamlined apple crisp” as the Wall Street Journal calls it…

Instead of mixing apples with a bit of sugar then topping them with an oat-crisp, here, Dorie pours a simple custard over the apples and tops it with a streusel topping before baking (flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt). She says it’s like a crustless pie in her headnote so I imagined that it would be kind of like the custardy squares – able to be sliced and served.

When I took this out of the oven, I knew immediately that I wouldn’t be able to slice and serve this (the custard is on the skimpy side – there’s only 1/2 cup liquid, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk for 1 1/2 pounds apples) but no matter – it was absolutely delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. (In fact, Dorie saw my picture on Instagram and confirmed that there is not meant to be much custard at all).

Dorie says that this is best the day you make it but I ended up eating my portion a couple of days later – reheated in the microwave it was actually perfect (and the apples were even more cooked – the apples I used did not break down as much as the Golden Delicious, Fuji or Gala apples she suggests…).

I’ll definitely be making this again – though I might use a bit more custard 😉 Love the idea of slice-able apple custard crisp!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Apple Custard Crisp on page 276 of Everyday Dorie.

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7 Responses to Cook the Book Fridays: Apple Custard Crisp from Everyday Dorie

  1. Shirley @ EverOpenSauce November 23, 2019 at 11:06 #

    I have to agree with you that the name apple custard crisp is placing the emphases on all three elements of the title. But indeed, it’s more apple and crisp and the custard is lesser of the three. Whatever it is, it’s delectable.

  2. Mr. Neil November 23, 2019 at 13:44 #

    I also liked the lack of sugar in this: just the natural fruit sweetness, more or less. Yum.

    • Cheznana November 24, 2019 at 14:10 #

      We loved this, perfect for the holiday. Your dish looks fantastic.

  3. steph (whisk/spoon) November 24, 2019 at 16:02 #

    yes, reading though the description of the recipe, i thought it would be like clafoutis/flaugnarde with crisp topping. delicious anyway, esp with ice cream.

  4. Kim November 25, 2019 at 17:12 #

    I was surprised at the amount of custard too…but in a good way. We loved it! So easy and so delicious! Best kind of recipe!

    • Kim November 25, 2019 at 17:27 #

      Hey, I keep forgetting to ask you if you got around to trying the chocolate chip cookie recipe I sent you? Curious what you think.

  5. Joyce, Kitchen Flavours December 1, 2019 at 21:26 #

    Most of us got misled by the custard! In the end, everyone is happy!

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