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Custard Apple with Ginger and Lemongrass

Custard Apple with Ginger and Lemongrass

15 mins
8 mins
A little time and effort

Add a fragrant twist to fresh custard apples by pairing them with ginger and lemongrass syrup. It's a delectable dessert that will impress!

icon ingredients


  • This recipe requires 2 large custard apples.
  • 2 cm piece fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh lemongrass stick
  • 80 grams caster sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 4 cups custard apple segments, seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup pure apple juice, no added sugar/no 
  • preservatives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime, zested 

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  • Peel ginger, slice thinly. Bruise (lightly crush with the handle of a large knife) lemongrass and slice into rings.
  • Put sugar and water in a small heavy based saucepan. Over a low heat stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce heat, and add ginger and lemongrass. 
  • Simmer for 8 minutes or until syrup reduces and thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely. The syrup can be refrigerated until needed.
  • Strain syrup before serving.
  • Divide custard apple between 4 glasses. Add apple juice, zest and lime juice to cooled syrup.
  • Pour equal amounts of syrup over custard apple and serve.


Credits: Recipe inspired by The Food Coach