Gluten Free Apple and Custard Dessert Pots Recipe

by Becky | Posted in Desserts

This yummy gluten free apple and custard dessert pots are for both summer and winter, as it can be served either hot or cold.

The sharpness of the cooking apple is balanced out perfectly by the creamy custard. The sharpness of the cooking apple is balanced out perfectly by the creamy custard and crumbly topping.

A great one for the children too. Not too keen on apples then just add your favorite fruit, blackberries, pears, and apricots all work well too.

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Gluten Free Apple and Custard Dessert Pots

Are you ready to check out my gluten free apple and custard pots? Then let’s get started.

Ingredients – What do you need?

  • 150g  (5 oz) Gluten-free plain flour
  • 70g (2.5 oz) butter
  • 150g (5oz) demerara sugar
  • 2-3 large brambly cooking apples
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 400g can of custard (or you can make your own)
  • 1 tablespoon flaked almonds


  • For the custard
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) double cream
  • 700 ml  (1 pint) whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 80g (3 ounces) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Making your custard – what do you do?

  1. Put the milk and cream in a pan and gently heat to just below boiling point.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yokes, cornflour, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Gradually pour the hot milk into the sugar mixture stirring constantly.
  4. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat gently until it is thick, stirring out any lumps.

Custard recipe: the BBC Good Food website:

Instructions- What do you do?

  1. Heat oven 180c (160 c fan) or Gas 4.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter to resemble breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in half the sugar.
  4. Place apples in a saucepan with the rest of the sugar, orange zest, and 2 tbsp cold water.
  5. Cover the pan and cook for around 10 minutes until soft.
  6. Divide custard between 6 ovenproof dishes, top with stewed apple, and sprinkle with crumble mixture pat topping down gently and scatter with flaked almonds.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, and serve hot or cold.

Gluten Free Apple and Custard Dessert Pots Recipe Tips:

Avoid Cross-Contamination

If you’re preparing your pudding in a kitchen that is not entirely gluten-free, take precautions to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate utensils, cutting boards, and cooking surfaces to prevent gluten from coming into contact with the ingredients.

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