Chocolate custard crumble recipe

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A delicious custard dessert recipe of set tea infused custard with a custard flavoured crumble on top

Preparation Time35 mins
Cooking Time55 mins
Total Time1 hours 30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

This delicious chocolate custard crumble serves six. It's a delicious chocolaty twist on a classic crumble.

Whether it's to finish off a luscious roast dinner on a Sunday or just a little something special to get you through the week, this unique crumble is sure to do the trick. It takes just half an hour to make from start to finish and contains many ingredients that you're likely to have already have in your store cupboard. It's especially one for you if you're a fan who makes their own crumble topping (opens in new tab), our recipe includes everything you need to create a custard-infused, crunchy crumble top to your pudding.


For the chocolate custard:

  • 260ml whole milk
  • 260ml whipping cream
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 9 tea bags
  • 8 egg yolks

For the custard crumble:

  • 300g custard powder
  • 50g flour
  • 220g butter
  • 200g caster sugar




  1. For the chocolate custard: Preheat oven to 90°C.
  2. Bring the milk, cream, half of the sugar and tea bags to the boil. Infuse for a min then strain through a fine sieve.
  3. Whisk the yolks and second half of sugar together. Pour a little of the cream first onto the eggs, mix well and then add the rest of it.
  4. Pour the mix into teacups and bake for 30-40 mins or until a slight wobble is left in the centre. Allow to cool slightly then serve with the crumble on top.
  5. For the custard crumble: Turn oven up to 170°C.
  6. Place all the ingredients into a bowl and rub together to form a crumble texture.
  7. Sprinkle the mix evenly onto grease-proof paper or a non stick mat on an oven tray and bake for 25-30 mins.
  8. Allow the crumble to cool and break any large lumps with a rolling pin then sprinkle over the top of the set custard and serve.

Top tips for making chocolate custard crumble:

Crumble topping is supposed to crumble, naturally. But if it's a little too crumbly, add a spoonful more belted butter until you're getting the right consistency.

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