Sis. Patty Robinson

Kitchener Ecclesia, Ontario, Canada

I made this dessert yesterday and the three bachelors we had over to join us for dinner loved it, so that's a good indication that it's good!

One 10" deep dish unbaked pie shell

8 Ontario apples (McIntosh or Spy)

2 Tbsp packed brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I add LOTS!)


1 cup milk

1 cup real whipping cream

1/4 c. flour

3 egg yolks

1/3 c. sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. grated lemon peel


1/2 c. packed brown sugar

3/4 c. flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

pinch ground nutmeg

1/2 c. butter, cut in bits

1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 c. quick-cooking oats

Preheat oven to 350 F. Peel & core apples, cut in slices. In bowl, toss with brown sugar and cinnamon to coat. In another bowl, make custard. Beat milk, cream, flour, yolks, sugar, vanilla and lemon peel. In a 3rd bowl, combine sugar, flour and spices. Cut in butter. Add cheese and oats. Using your fingers, rub the crumble mixture together to resemble small peas. To assemble, spoon apples into the pie shell, pressing down lightly. Slowly pour custard over the apples. Sprinkle crumble mixture evenly, completely covering the filling. Bake for 45-50 min. or until crumble is browned.