Apple Within


Chunky pieces of apple are baked within a sponge mixture – hence its name. Another way to enjoy cooking apples when they are at their best.


Apple Within
Prepares: 4 servings
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 115g (4 oz) butter, softened, plus extra for greasing (½ cup, or 1 stick)
  • 115g (4 oz) light muscovado/soft light brown sugar (½ cup less 1 tbsp)
  • 1 egg, large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.)
  • 100ml (3½ fl oz) milk (⅓ cup)
  • 225g (8 oz) self-raising/self rising flour (1¾ cups)
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 450g (1 lb) Bramley apples (or apple variety suitable for cooking)

  • You will also need a baking dish roughly 20 x 20cm (8 x 8 inches)

  1. Method
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) (gas 4)

  3. First grease the baking dish.

  4. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  5. Beat in the egg.

  6. Then mix in the milk.

  7. Fold in the flour and cloves.

  8. Now peel, core and roughly chop the apples and then fold into the mixture.

  9. Tip into the buttered dish, spreading the mixture out but leaving the surface quite uneven.

  10. Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  11. Serve hot with cream and extra sugar.

Updated: January 24, 2020

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