Apple-Sesame Custard

Prep Time


Cooking Time

10-30 mins





Cooking with

Served chilled, Apple-Sesame Custard is a refreshing and satisfying summer dessert.


  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup Mitoku Kanten Flakes
  • 3 tbsp finely grated lemon peel
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 5 tbsp sesame tahini
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Preparation Method

  1. Place apple juice, kanten flakes, lemon peel, and salt in a medium saucepan, and let soak for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Bring juice mixture to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly until kanten flakes have completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. Place tahini in a small bowl. Gradually add ⅓ cup of hot juice, stirring after each addition. When tahini reaches a thin, creamy consistency, add it to the pot along with vanilla. Stir.
  4. Rinse a shallow bowl or casserole dish in water, then pour in the hot liquid. Leave to cool until firm.
  5. Place mixture in a blender and purée until smooth. Return to serving bowl, chill, and serve either on its own or as a topping for other desserts.

*Recipe from Peter and Montse Bradford, authors of Cooking With Sea Vegetables.