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Apple And Rum Custard Cake

Cuisine: German
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

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5 tablespoons 75mlFlour; unbleached - unsifted
1 tablespoon 15mlSugar
2/3 cup 157mlLemon rind; grated
1   Butter or margarine
1 tablespoon 15mlEgg yolk; large
2 tablespoons 30mlSoft bread crumbs
4 cups 792g / 27ozButter or margarine - melted
1 tablespoon 15mlApples; tart - sliced
1/4 cup 59mlLemon juice
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozSugar
1/4 cup 40g / 1.4ozRaisins; *
1/4 cup 59mlRum
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozEggs; large - beaten
1 3/4 cups 346g / 12ozSugar

Recipe Instructions

CRUST: To make crust, mix flour, sugar, and lemon rind. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg yolk and 1 tbs of milk; mix gently to form a dough. Pat into bottom of a 10-inch Springform pan that has sides only greased. Press dough up sides of pan for 1 inch.

FILLING: Toss together bread crumbs and melted butter. Spread evenly over pastry crust. Toss apple slices, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Spread apples over crumbs. Drain raisins, reserving rum, and sprinkle raisins over apples.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes. Beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Stir in milk and reserved rum. Pour custard over apples and bake for 45 to 60 minutes at 350F.  until custard is set. Cool completely before serving. Do NOT remove Springform pan until cool.


Soak raisins in 1/4 cup rum for 1/2 hour before using.

Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook


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