Baked Apple and Orange Pudding

Baked Apple and Orange Pudding

 

Apple slices are baked within an orange-flavoured moist sponge and then dredged with icing/powdered sugar to serve.

 

Baked Apple and Orange Pudding
Prepares: 4 servings
 
  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 2 Bramley cooking apples, or 2 large apples suitable for cooking
  • 55g (2 oz) butter (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
  • 115g (4 oz) caster/superfine sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 1 medium orange, zest and juice
  • 2 eggs, large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.), separated
  • 55g (2 oz) self raising/self rising flour (⅓ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) milk (1¼ cups)
  • icing/powdered sugar for dredging

  • You will also need a 23cm (9 inch) round, shallow baking dish


  1. Method
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) (gas 5)

  3. Cream the butter, sugar, and orange zest together until light and fluffy. Then beat in the egg yolks. Next fold in the flour and cinnamon.

  4. Stir in the milk and orange juice until well combined. The mixture will tend to curdle at this stage but don’t be concerned.

  5. Whisk the egg whites until just before they reach the soft peak stage, then gently fold into the mixture.

  6. Put to one side while preparing the apples.

  7. Peel the apples and core with an apple corer to keep them whole. Then thinly slice crossways and layer them in the baking dish in circles.

  8. Now pour the pudding mixture over the apples.

  9. Place the dish on a baking tray and bake above the centre of the oven for about 40 minutes until the top is set and golden in colour.

  10. Dredge with icing/powdered sugar just before serving.

 

Apple Within

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
  • 110g/4 oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 110g/4 oz soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.)
  • 100ml/3½ fl oz milk
  • 250g/8 oz self-raising flour
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 450g/1 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped*

  • *This is an English recipe where Bramley apples are used. The closest variety of apples I have found in Canada are Mutsu or Crispin. Pink Lady are good too when the other varieties aren’t available.

  • Equipment
  • A baking dish, roughly 20 × 20cm/8 × 8 in.


  1. Method
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4

  3. Butter the baking dish.

  4. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until combined. Mix in the milk, then fold in the flour and cloves. Fold in the apples.

  5. Tip into the dish. Spread the mixture out but leave the surface quite uneven. Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cover with baking parchment if it starts to brown too much.

  6. Serve hot with cream and extra sugar.