Thermobexta’s Apple & Blueberry Nut Crumble with Coconut Custard

apple crumbleThis is a delicious grain free, dairy free apple and blueberry crumble, complete with date-sweetened coconut custard, perfect for a wintery evening.

Nut crumble
50g pecans
50g almonds
30g macadamias
30g arrowroot starch
20g coconut flakes
40g rapadura
40g coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
pinch of salt

Apple and blueberries
8-10 small apples, cored and quartered (600g peeled, cored weight)
200g frozen blueberries
1.5 tsp rapadura
1/2 tsp cinnamon

70g deseeded medjool dates
270ml Ayam coconut cream
2 eggs
30g arrowroot starch
1 tsp vanilla powder

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a small baking dish – I use a 1.5L round Tupperware Ultrapro.

2. Place all nut crumble ingredients in mixer bowl. TURBO/3 times/MC on. Remove from bowl, set aside.

3. Place apples in steaming basket and set in place inside bowl. Add 600g water. Cook for 20 minutes/100/speed 4/MC on.

4. Remove basket and discard of most of the cooking water – keep 270g of it (in the bowl) to be used in the custard.

5. Transfer apples into prepared baking dish. Add blueberries.

6. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon then add to the apples/blueberries. Stir thoroughly.

7. Top with the nut crumble mixture, ensuring an even coverage.

8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.

9. While the Apple & Blueberry Nut Crumble is in the oven, make the custard. To the 270g reserved cooking water in mixer bowl, add the dates. Blitz for 1 minute/speed 9/MC on.

10. Add all remaining custard ingredients and cook for 8 minutes/90/speed 4/MC on.

11. Serve crumble warm or cold, with a generous covering of custard.

– To my delight (and I hope your’s too!) this is a pouring custard, even after refrigerating!
– If you’d like to make the Custard and not the Apple & Blueberry Nut Crumble, replace the cooking water with water.


4 thoughts on “Thermobexta’s Apple & Blueberry Nut Crumble with Coconut Custard

  1. It’s a toss up whether I make this tonight or your rice pudding, I have one children down with a cold and I’ve woken with a sore throat, looking for comfort food 😉
    Perhaps I’ll have this for dinner and rice pudding for dessert!!!!


  2. Delicious!

    Made the custard first and chilled it down as hubby doesn’t like warm custard.. Go figure..;)
    Delicious and not too sweet..even when I added in some strawberries I had in the freezer..(I blitzed them and stirred through the cooked Apple mix with semi frozen fresh blueberries)

    Hubby is excited that I am going away for 2 nights and leaving him the leftovers.


  3. I love this! I only made the Apple and Blueberry Crumble, not the custard component. I cut each quarter of apple in to three and saved about 1/3 of the crumble for another day. Such an easy recipe and the crumble is absolutely delicious.


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