Serving Suggestions

Countless ways to serve up Custard Apples

Countless ways to serve up Custard Apples

Creative Ideas for Eating Custard Apples

There are simply endless ways to enjoy deliciously sweet custard apples.  Let's go on a culinary arts journey to see how.   Firstly though, do you want to know the quickest way to remove the seeds?  Place custard apple flesh in a blender and whiz for 2 seconds.  That way the seeds will separate from the pulp and can be scooped out easily. 

Serving Suggestions

  • Combine custard apple segments in fruit salads or add to mashed bananas.
  • Add the pulp to ice-cream and sorbet recipes, drinks, and desserts, or fillings for cakes.
  • Use as an accompaniment to spicy curry dishes.
  • For an energy packed breakfast, serve custard apple beside yoghurt, with orange juice soaked muesli. 
  • Spoon out one cup of pulp into a parfait glass, add pulp of 1 passionfruit, 1 cup of custard and top with whipped cream. 
  • Add custard apple segments to a prawn or seafood cocktail.
  • Scoop flesh into blender and add a 50/50 ratio of orange juice, or milk and coffee, or strawberries, or milk with nutmeg on top, or ginger ale.
  • A cocktail comes alive with 400g custard apple flesh, juice of 1 lemon and 185ml gin. Mix, cover and chill.  Serve in chilled glasses with garnish.
  • Spoon custard apple segments into meringue cases with top with cream and strawberry slices.
  • Flavours that complement custarard apple include cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, orange, honey and vanilla.

For more mouth-watering meals showcasing custard apples, see the Recipes section.