Apple almond delight with maple syrup

Preparation:           30 min                                          

Marinating/Waiting:           0 min                                           

Cooking:           15 min

6  servings

 

Recipe ingredients

 

Pie crust

  • 500 mL (2 cups) Graham cracker crumbs
  • 45 mL (2 Tbsp.) maple sugar
  • 45 mL (2 Tbsp.) soft butter

 

Confectioner’s custard

  • 375 mL (1 cup) milk
  • 3 egg yellow
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup) maple sugar
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) flour
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp.) salt

 

Garnishing

  • 1 kg (2 lbs.) apples
  • 250 mL (1 cup) maple syrup
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) maple sugar
  • 30 mL (2 Tbsp.) lemon juice
  • 200 mL (3/4 cup) slivered almonds

 

 

Preparation

Pie Crust
Blend all ingredients and press into a 22 cm (9 inch) pie plate. Cook 8 minutes at 190 C (375 F). Refrigerate before garnishing.


Confectioner’s custard
Heat milk (in microwave, 1 minute on high). Beat egg yellows. Blend sugar, flour and salt; add to egg yellows. Beat well. Add milk. Bake in a double boiler until blend thickens (in microwave, 3 to 4 minutes while stirring twice during cooking). Remove from heat and add brandy.


Garnishing
Peel apples, remove core and cut into 8 pieces. Bring maple syrup, brown sugar and juice to a boil.

Add apples and cook on low for 15 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from heat and refrigerate. Drain apples and place into baked pie crust. Sprinkle with half of the almonds.

Pour the confectioner’s custard on apples and sprinkle other half of almonds. Refrigerate well.

 

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