Apple and custard meringue pudding recipe

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This delicious and filling apple cloud dessert can be ready in under 1hr. Made with a creamy, meringue-like topping and packed with sweet, soft apples

  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories499 Kcal25%
Fat25 g36%
Saturated Fat14 g70%

Apple and custard meringue pudding is a dleicious apple dessert, with apple and custard topped with cloud-like meringue. This dessert is a real winner and a new way to have apples for dessert. This baked pudding serves 8 people and is ideal for sharing. Make in advance and leave to cool slightly before serving. We promise everyone is going to love it!


  • 4 large Bramley apples, peeled and cored
  • 2tbsp raisins
  • 1tbsp light brown sugar


  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 350ml milk
  • 300ml double cream
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 225g caster sugar, plus 2tbsp
  • 2tbsp gluten-free cornflour
  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar




  1. Chop the apples and put into a deep saucepan with the raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover with a lid and gently heat until softened and slightly saucey.
  2. To make the custard, gently heat the milk, cream and vanilla until steaming. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with 2tbsp sugar and 1tbsp cornflour. Slowly pour the hot cream over the yolks, whisking all the time. Once combined, pour back into the pan and return to the heat. Bring to the boil and cook for 3-4 mins until thickened, then set aside.
  3. Put the apples in a 1.5-litre ovenproof dish. Pour over the custard and allow to cool. Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4.
  4. To make the meringue, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then gradually add the remaining sugar, returning to stiff peaks after each addition. Whisk through the remaining cornflour and vinegar, then spoon over the custard. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until lightly golden and set.
Top Tip for making Apple and custard meringue pudding

Swap the raisins in this recipe for chopped walnuts or almonds instead for a nutty finish.


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