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Apple confectioner's custard

Apple confectioner's custard

For this strongly apple-flavoured version of confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream), apple juice is used instead of milk and the quantity of sugar is reduced.

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Last modified on: July 23th 2014

For 350 g, you will need:

Change for: 175 g 350 g 700 g 1 kg 50 g

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
9 min.12 min.21 min.
Preservation: a few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe

1 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #1Pour 250 ml apple juice into a saucepan on medium heat. Add the contents of ½ vanilla pod (not essential, but the apple and vanilla flavours go well together).

Cover and bring up to simmer, then turn off the heat. Do not let it boil, as this destroys the apple flavour. Leave the lid on.
7 min.
2 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #2Put into a bowl: 3 egg yolks, 25 g caster sugar and 20 g cornflour. 3 min.
3 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #3Mix thoroughly with a soft spatula. 2 min.
4 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #4Pour the hot (vanilla-flavoured) apple juice into this mixture while stirring. 2 min.
5 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #5Then pour the bowl's contents into the pan, if possible through a fine strainer to remove any bits. 2 min.
6 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #6Put the pan back on low heat and allow the custard to thicken while stirring constantly with a whisk.

The custard is ready when it is about as thick as mayonnaise.
5 min.
7 Apple confectioner's custard : Photo of step #7When finished, cream is very hot, if you want to use it immediately you should cool it.

The easier solution is to put it in the fridge, but it's very long.

The best way is to proceed as chefs, and spread it on a plastic film (to protect from the air) then put it in the fridge.
8 This short video show you how to proceed to cool your apple confectioner's custard.

Remarks

Use the most "apply" juice you can find (from green apples, for example); this will make your custard all the more delicious.

Here is the link if you would like to know how to make the classic confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
49312 gr67 gr20 gr
25 %5 %6 %3 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1383 gr19 gr5 gr
7 %1 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 350 g : 2.10 €

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