|For baked rooibos tea cream|
|Pouring cream||675 Milliliter|
|Rooibos tea bags||2|
|Vanilla bean||1 , scraped|
|Caster sugar||105 Gram|
|For caramelised apples|
|Golden apples||3 , thinly sliced (South African)|
|Caster sugar||15 Gram|
|Butter||1 Tablespoon (1 knob)|
|Lemon sorbet||1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (for serving)|
1. For the baked rooibos tea cream, preheat the oven to 160°C. Combine the cream, tea bags and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir occasionally until hot (5 minutes).
2. Remove from the heat, cover and stand to infuse (1 hour).
3. Whisk the sugar and yolks in a bowl until pale and creamy (3-4 minutes).
4. Remove the tea bags and reheat the cream over a medium heat until hot, then gradually pour onto the yolk mixture, gently stirring to combine.
5. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug, pressing to remove as many seeds as possible from the vanilla bean and discarding the bean afterwards.
6. Stand for 5 minutes, and then skim the foam from the surface. Divide evenly among six 250ml ovenproof glasses.
7. Place the glasses on a folded tea towel placed in a deep roasting pan, ensuring they are sitting level. Fill the pan with enough hot water to come two-thirds of the way up the sides of the glasses and cover with foil.
8. Pierce a few holes in the foil with a skewer to release the steam, then bake until set, but with a slight wobble (30-35 minutes).
9. Whilst the custards are baking, melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan and add the apple. Sprinkle over the sugar and cook over a low heat, turning occasionally, until the apples are tender and golden brown.
10. Remove the custards from the oven, remove the foil and stand in the water until cool (30-40 minutes). Remove from the water, dry the glasses and refrigerate until chilled and firm (2 hours).11. Divide the apples among the custards, top with lemon sorbet (if required) and serve immediately.