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.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 50 minutes
- 115 g (4 oz) butter, softened, plus extra for greasing (½ cup, or 1 stick)
- 115 g (4 oz) light muscovado/soft light brown sugar (½ cup less 1 tbsp)
- 1 egg, large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.)
- 100 ml (3½ fl oz) milk (⅓ cup)
- 225 g (8 oz) self-raising/self rising flour (1¾ cups)
- pinch of ground cloves
- 450 g (1 lb) Bramley apples (or apple variety suitable for cooking)
- You will also need a baking dish roughly 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 inches)
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) (gas 4)
First grease the baking dish.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg.
Then mix in the milk.
Fold in the flour and cloves.
Now peel, core and roughly chop the apples and then fold into the mixture.
Tip into the buttered dish, spreading the mixture out but leaving the surface quite uneven.
Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Serve hot with cream and extra sugar.
Updated: January 24, 2020
Apple slices are baked within an orange-flavoured moist sponge and then dredged with icing/powdered sugar to serve.
Baked Apple and Orange Pudding
- Preparation time: 25 minutes
- Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 2 Bramley cooking apples, or 2 large apples suitable for cooking
- 55 g (2 oz) butter (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
- 115 g (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
- 55 g (2 oz) self raising/self rising flour (⅓ cup + 1 tbsp)
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 300 ml (10 fl oz) milk (1¼ cups)
- icing/powdered sugar for dredging
- You will also need a 23 cm (9 inch) round, shallow baking dish
Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) (gas 5)
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.
Stir in the milk and orange juice until well combined. The mixture will tend to curdle at this stage but don’t be concerned.
Whisk the egg whites until just before they reach the soft peak stage, then gently fold into the mixture.
Put to one side while preparing the apples.
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.
Now pour the pudding mixture over the apples.
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.
Dredge with icing/powdered sugar just before serving.