Apple Crumble with Hot Custard Sauce

Circle B Kitchen

For the Crumble:

12 apples (such as granny smith, jonathan, golden delicious)

½ cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 ½ cups brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

8 T butter, cut into pieces

For the Custard:

2 1/3 cups milk

¼ cup sugar

4 T butter, melted

¼ cup flour

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the crumble: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel, core and slice the apples. Place the apples and 1 cup water into a large, deep skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until some of the apples are very soft, 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in sugar and transfer to a large baking dish. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl. Work butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, then spread over apples. Bake until golden, 40-45 minutes.

For the Custard: Warm milk in a medium pan over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk sugar, butter, flour and egg together in a large bowl. Whisk 1 cup of the milk into the sugar-flour mixture. Gradually add mixture back into the milk in the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until thick, 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.

Serve crumble with some hot custard spooned on top.