Apple & Custard Pie

With Father's Day coming up this weekend what better way to celebrate Dad than with a quick and easy dessert that the whole family will love. In our house apple pie is a big favourite and my husband loves a creamy thick custard so to ensure he got the best of both worlds on his special day I teamed the two together and made this thick, moorish pie.

Last year I got into the pie maker craze and on one of my trips to Melbourne jumped at the chance to pick up one of the Aldi family pie makers. It is one of my favourite kitchen gadgets because making pies just got that bit easier.

So this week I got my trusty machine out and within 20 min I had made not only my fillings but the pie and there was great excitement at dinner when I said the family had to be my taste testers for this recipe.

The kids being 6 are not the best critics but you know the dessert is good when the bowl is empty and they ask for more.

There is no WOW factor in this dessert. It does not look amazing, it does not have fancy ingredients or a fancy name what makes this dessert is that it is just good old fashioned flavours and ingredients that work together well and everyone loves.

Each mouthful you get a crisp pastry, sweetened stewed apples and thick vanilla custard really what more do you need in life! Top it with some cream and my family was in pie heaven?

A little slice of heaven for Dad

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there I hope you get spoilt rotten and eat and drink your weight in calories.

A special shout out to my Dad who is enduring like many Melbournians stage 4 lockdown thanks for being the best Dad and Poppy in the world, keep safe and healthy and we cant wait to see you soon!

Prep 10 min // Cook 20 min


Pie filling

1 sheet of shortcrust pastry

6 Apples peeled, cored and diced

3 tbs ground cinnamon


2 eggs

3 tbs cornflour

4 tbs white sugar

3 cups milk

1 tsp vanilla


  1. Place apples in a saucepan with 1/4 cup water and 2 tbs cinnamon and stew on a medium heat stirring occasionally until the apples are just soft.

  2. Heat your pie maker and then cut the shortcrust pasty to fit the pie maker and set aside.

  3. Add custard to the apple mixture and mix well.

  4. Place the pastry into the pie dish and top with the apple mixture.

  5. Cook in pie maker until the pastry is crisp and the custard has firmed.

  6. Remove from the pie maker sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and serve hot with fresh cream.


Place milk, eggs and cornflour in a saucepan and whisk over a low heat until the mixture becomes smooth, thick and cream.

When the mixture is thick remove from the stove and whisk through the sugar and vanilla until combined.


If you do not have a pie maker, preheat your oven to 160 degrees and line a pie dish with pastry and add apple mixture and cook until the pastry is crisp and custard just set.

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