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Eat Local: Tábor Apple Bomb* recipe (traditional custard cooked in an apple)



An easy & speedy dessert recipe which can be made for one person. The inspiration for this recipe is the English custard tarts I love and have not yet found in the Czech Republic. Using the apple itself for the casing means less cleaning, and incidentally produces a gluten free pudding.

*Mum used to make us apple bombs as children. It’s not the name she gave them, just the result of the occasional apple explosion.


  • 1 large apple
  • 1 small egg
  • A splash of cream (or two dessert spoons if you’re measuring)
  • A drop of vanilla extract
  • 7 large sultanas
  • 1 dessert spoon of sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (a generous sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg is key to this recipe.)

Heat your oven to 175 0C.

Beat the egg and add the sugar, cream, sultanas, cinnamon & nutmeg. Chop off the top and bottom of the apple, forming a chunky cylinder, then, leaving no more than a cm of flesh attached to the skin, remove the core (a sharp, thin knife is useful for this). Cut a slice from the bottom of the removed core & put this back into the apple. Stand the apple on foil to stop any leakage sticking to your oven tray.

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Pour the egg mixture into the hole, and cut wedges from the apple core into the mixture, until the apple is full. Finish with a sprinkle of sugar, nutmeg & cinnamon.

The apple will take half an hour to bake through – check the egg mixture in the centre is cooked all the way through using a blunt knife inserted into the custard. When it comes out clean, your Tábor Apple Bomb is cooked.

So… 4 apples down, three tonnes to go!

2 Comments to

“Eat Local: Tábor Apple Bomb* recipe (traditional custard cooked in an apple)”

  1. On December 8th, 2009 at 12:12 pm 500 Year Vision » Blog Archive » Nový Mlýn Dried Apples Says:

    […] – however Mike wasn’t keen, and in general we don’t eat deserts – so though the Tabor Apple Bomb was nice, it wasn’t going to use up even a small percentage of apples. The process of juicing […]

  2. On February 13th, 2010 at 9:34 pm 500 Year Vision » Blog Archive » Nový Mlýn Menu Says:

    […] Snacks Dried apple Home made biscuits (cookies) Home made honey flap jack (granola bars?) Home made carrot cake Tábor apple bombs […]

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