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Apples, custard and inner peace

Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

The delicate early apples that come in late summer are pretty much gone. Now is the time to pick and buy the heartier late summer/early autumn fruits that are less transient and will stay tasty and firm through the winter.

In something that I read recently, a novel about children during World War II, possibly by Kate Atkinson, I became aware of something described as apples in custard. 

That sounded kind of good, so I did some research in the 85-degree heat this week on baking custard and baking apples.

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