2) Gently simmer the sultanas and brandy in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat and set aside. Peel, core and cut the apples into 2cm chunks. Add them to a small bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Set aside.
3) In large bowl, whisk the eggs, single cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, and melted butter until combined. Cut the doughnuts into 2cm pieces. Add the doughnuts to the bowl with the egg mixture. Press the doughnuts down into the liquid to cover completely and let soak for 15 mins while you prepare the crumb topping.
4) Stir the apples and the sultanas with the brandy into the soaked doughnuts. (Make sure the doughnuts have soaked up most of the liquid before adding the apples.) Evenly divide the custard among the muffin cups. Sprinkle each custard with the crumb topping. Put the muffin pans on foil-lined baking sheets and bake until the pudding has turned golden and is set, about 35 mins. Remove the puddings from the oven and allow them to cool in the pans on a wire rack for 15 mins.
For the crumb topping:
1) Add the flour, brown sugar, salt, oats, and butter to a small bowl. Using an electric mixer, on medium-low speed, beat the mixture until crumbly. Set aside.
For the apple brandy sauce:
1) In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the sugar and stir until combined. Whisk in the double cream, brandy, egg yolks and salt. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 2 to 3 mins, whisking constantly. Do not let the sauce come to a boil. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Serve warm with the apple crisp bread Pudding.
For the spiced cream:
1) Combine all ingredients in a chilled bowl. Whisk with a hand mixer until cream is light and fluffy. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
1) Spoon the apple brandy sauce on dessert plates and arrange each pudding on the sauce. Lightly dust with icing sugar. Garnish each pudding with a dollop of spiced cream, if using, and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
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