Apple crumble custard creams

These apple-shaped biscuits taste great just as they are, unfilled. But, for something special, the custard cream filling gives these biscuits the wow factor.

  • 12 mins cooking
  • Makes 20 Item
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Apple crumble custard creams
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, chopped coarsely
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon apple concentrate
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) oat bran
  • 1/4 cup (20g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar, for dusting
Custard cream
  • 1 tablespoon custard powder
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125 gram cream cheese, softened


Apple crumble custard creams
  • 1
    Stew apple with the water in small saucepan, covered, over medium heat until tender. Mash with a fork; cool.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and concentrate in small bowl with electric mixer until combined. Transfer mixture to medium bowl; stir in sifted flours, oat bran, stewed apple, coconut and cinnamon, in two batches.
  • 3
    Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 3mm thick; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 5
    Using 6.5cm apple-shaped cutter, cut 40 shapes from dough. Place shapes about 3cm apart on oven trays.
  • 6
    Bake biscuits about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  • 7
    Meanwhile, to make custard cream, blend custard powder and sugar with milk and extract in small saucepan; stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat, cover surface with plastic wrap; cool. Beat cream cheese in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Add custard; beat until combined.
  • 8
    Sandwich biscuits with custard cream. Serve dusted with sifted icing sugar.


Apple concentrate can be bought from health food stores. As the name implies, the concentrate will give these biscuits a wonderful apple flavour. The concentrate is apple juice with most of the liquid extracted.

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