Bowl of Custard Apple 1971 1

Custard apples have a deliciously creamy texture, sweet taste and are best enjoyed fresh or as a simple yet impressive dessert. Custard apples are eaten when soft and only the flesh is eaten.

Custard apples can range in size, from 500g – 1.5kg, which makes them perfect to share with family and friends. You can simply enjoy them fresh by cutting a custard apple in half and scooping out the flesh.

The Pinks Mammoth variety can be easily pulled apart with your hands, with the flesh then scooped out with a spoon.

Custard apples pair well with other fruits such as banana, pineapple, papaya and orange and with flavours such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and honey. They are also superb as a simple dessert. Here are some ideas!

  • Serve a custard apple with shredded coconut and nuts on top of breakfast cereal for a morning treat
  • Tease out the flesh from a custard apple, discarding the skin and black seeds, and pop the flesh into a blender with ice cream, milk and honey for a decadent smoothie
  • Serve on top of fresh walnut (or plain) sourdough with low fat ricotta, honey and cinnamon for a tasty custard apple bruschetta