Vegan Apple Custard Squares

January 16, 2020
Article by Vegan Richa

These Vegan Apple Custard Squares have a shortbread like base topped with apples, then creamy custard and cinnamon sugar on top. Use a pie pan to make Apple Custard Pie. No added Oil. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Jump to Recipe

These custard bars came about when I had to use up some non dairy yogurt. The shortbready crust at the bottom is topped with apples and then topped with a tangy custard mixture which is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and baked to make slices of custard bars with various flavors and textures!

You can use just cashew cream for the custard layer as well. Add some lemon zest for fresh zesty flavor. Change up the flavors  to use winter spices such as gingerbread or pumpkin pie spice. Make this into a pie (use a pie pan and double the crust).

Sliced Vegan Apple Custard Squares

Ingredients for Vegan Apple Custard Squares

  • The crust uses nut butter, flour, maple syrup, salt and vanilla.
  • Apple layer has thinly sliced apples tossed with some flour
  • The custard layer uses non dairy yogurt, vanilla and almond extracts, maple or sugar, cornstarch and flour for thickening.
  • cinnamon and sugar mixture for the topping

How to make Vegan Apple Custard Squares

Line a brownie pan with parchment. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180c). Warm the nut butter and maple syrup in a pan or microwave until warmed. Mix well to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. You will get crumbly mixture. Sprinkle some water in if needed to make it a bit more clumpy(depends on the nut butter used). Transfer to the pan and press evenly.

Crust for our Vegan Apple Custard Squares in a lined brownie pan

Crust for our Vegan Apple Custard Squares in a lined brownie pan

Toss the apple in flour and arrange on the crust. You can put the apple on top of the custard as well, or have 2 layers, one above the crust and one above the custard.

Blend all the custard ingredients until well combined. Taste and adjust sweetness and flavor. Add some lemon zest for a lemony custard. Pour over the apples.

Apple over Crust for our Vegan Apple Custard Squares in a lined brownie pan

Custard layer for our Vegan Apple Custard Squares in a lined brownie pan

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. Bake for 45 to 55 mins. Let cool for 15 mins, then remove from pan. Chill for an hour before slicing. Refrigerate for upto 5 days to store.

Our Vegan Apple Custard Squares in a lined brownie pan

Our Vegan Apple Custard Squares in a lined brownie pan

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Vegan Apple Custard Squares

These Vegan Apple Custard Squares have a shortbread like base topped with apples, then creamy custard and cinnamon sugar on top. Use a pie pan to make Apple Custard Pie. No added Oil. Vegan Soyfree Recipe

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time35 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Servings: 9

Calories: 198.82kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1/3 cup (83.33 g) smooth nut butter such as almond butter or cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 cup (125 g) flour (I use a mix of all purpose and spelt)
  • 1 tbsp almond flour , optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Apples:

  • 1 apple , thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp flour

Custard:

  • 1 1/4 cup (306.25 g) non dairy yogurt , or half yogurt and half cashew cream **
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract , adds a nice flavor to the custard
  • 3 tbsp sugar or maple
  • 2 tbsp non dairy milk such as almond milk or oat milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch

Topping:

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

Instructions

  • Line a brownie pan with parchment. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180c).

  • Warm the nut butter and maple syrup in a pan or microwave until warmed. Mix well to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. You will get crumbly mixture. Sprinkle some water in if needed to make it a bit more clumpy (depends on the nut butter moisture content). Transfer to the pan and press evenly to make a crust.

  • Toss the apple slices in flour and arrange on the crust. (You can put the apple on top of the custard as well, or have 2 layers, one above the crust and one above the custard.)

  • Blend all the custard ingredients until well combined. Taste and adjust sweetness and flavor. Add some lemon zest for a lemony custard. Pour over the apples.

  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake for 45 to 55 mins. Let cool for 15 mins, then remove from pan. Chill for an hour before slicing.

  • Store: Refrigerate for upto 5 days. Freeze for upto a month.

Notes

** To make cashew cream: Soak 1 cup of cashews in warm water for a few hours. Drain and blend with 3/4 to 1 cup water until smooth and creamy. Measure and use the amount as needed Nutrition is for 1 serve

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Apple Custard Squares

Amount Per Serving

Calories 198.82 Calories from Fat 57

% Daily Value*

Fat 6.31g10%

Saturated Fat 0.51g3%

Sodium 77.95mg3%

Potassium 125.88mg4%

Carbohydrates 31.34g10%

Fiber 2.14g9%

Sugar 13.47g15%

Protein 4.62g9%

Vitamin A 10.92IU0%

Vitamin C 5.09mg6%

Calcium 94.65mg9%

Iron 1.1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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