Toffee apple pudding

Toffee apple pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 kids

A rich after-dinner treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
452
protein
6g
carbs
68g
fat
20g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
49g
salt
1.26g

Ingredients

  • 85g butter, melted
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Bramley apples (or other cooking) apples, peeled, cored and sliced

For the topping

  • 140g dark brown sugar
  • 50g pecans, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease a 2-litre/3½-pint ovenproof dish lightly with butter. Tip the flour, sugar and baking powder, along with a pinch of salt, into a large bowl. Mix together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract and stir into the dry ingredients until you get a smooth batter. Arrange the apples in the dish, spoon the batter on top and smooth with a knife until the apples are covered.
  2. For the topping, pour 250ml boiling water over the sugar and stir together until smooth. Pour the liquid over the pudding mixture, then scatter over the pecans. Bake for about 40 mins until the pudding has risen and is golden. Use a big spoon to serve the pudding, making sure you get some of the gooey caramel sauce covering the bottom of the dish. Serve with pouring cream, warm custard or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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caromann's picture

This was really simple to make and tasted just as it should after following the instructions. We had it with some nice vanilla ice cream and it was very well received.

janaskar's picture
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Easy and very tasty! Made a mistake by using Almond essence instead of vanilla, but my party guests still raved about it and wanted the recipe!

katy-vet's picture
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Really tasty, cheap and easy

louisa_holbrook's picture
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Really easy and delicious - a great Sunday lunch dessert standby to rustle up when you're short on time! And the leftovers were great too (what leftovers were they then - ed??)

plums1's picture
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This was a bit of a mess for me. Just after I'd poured on the hot water the apples rose to the top and stayed there. The water seemed to mix with the cake mix. I've made this kind of pudding before (Nigella's chilli chocolate pudding) but it didn't work this time. Won't make this again.

yummyfood9's picture
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Made this for first time today for friends lunch. Went down really well. Everyone loved it. Quick and easy to make. Top marks!

weesypeesy's picture
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this pudd is so delicious. it looks a bit odd when the boiling water and sugar liquid is added over the sponge batter, but you end up with a lovely thick sauce. fab comfort food on a cold winters night. but beware, its really moreish!!

kbezzant's picture

Excellent pudding, and fear not, it is not too much water/sugar mix that you pour on to the batter and apples!

kaylac's picture
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Amazing recipe, so easy to make and perfect every time - although I don't like the bitterness of cooking apples, so cook it for 40 minutes, then leave it in the oven at 130 degrees for anything up to another hour - absolute heaven. The last couple of times I've made it, I used one Bramley apple and a tin of pears - the most delicious and easy to make pudding that the whole family loves every time!!

jesshope-jones's picture

This is a huge favourite of mine. You can add two mashed bananas to the batter for a variation too. I also tend to add a bit more water to ensure a really generous sauce. Great recipe!

joanneflynn's picture
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Quick, easy and delicious. Used 3 apples and 10 minutes longer in the oven. The whole family loved it. Definately a 'repeater'.

amybelle123's picture
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This was very scrummy!! Doesnt look the prettiest in the bowl but the taste was great - approval from everyone around the table so can't ask for more than that!

brocon's picture
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I made this twice, the first time in a large dish, the second time in small ramekins. It tastes very good but I don't think it looks as good as it tastes. It is a little sweet and you have to remember that it increases in volume quite a bit so don't overfill the dishes. My family loved it, I think it would be nice for a winter lunch served hot with cream or custard.

lottegorman's picture

I made this last night at a dinner party for family and friends. Like other reviewers, I felt nervous about pouring the liquid over the mix, but it was fab - looked and tasted delicious although sooo sweet, I will also increase the number of apples, and possibly reduce the quantity of sauce next time.

lcwall's picture
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Received many compliments for this. Very easy to make as well.

aussiechick's picture
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Sensational! Complete silence round the table, except for "mmmms" of delight. Very, very easy to make, but did need an extra 10 minutes in the oven.

bplegs's picture
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This was amazingly simple and yet very tasty and actually considerably lighter than I thought it would be. Great for children and adults alike.
Like some of the other reviewers, the whole putting the water mixture on was a bit bizzare but just follow the recipe and you have a tasty, warming dessert that sits beautifully with cream, ice cream or goood ole custard.
Loved it!

watchstrap's picture
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Never has anything gone in the oven looking so wrong, yet come out looking and tasting so good. Wow, this is lovely and yummy for such little effort. I have tried a couple of these boiling water affairs before, including a Nigella one, but the all ended up with a dry top and uncooked batter underneath. I would urge everyone to give it a go. Just the thing after a nice long Sunday run!

lesley1142's picture
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I was so looking forward to making this after the rave reviews but even though I followed the recipe to the letter, it was the most bland, tasteless thing I've ever done! I couldn't taste the apples, there was plenty of sauce but certainly not toffee tasting and the pudding itself had no taste. First time I've ever had leave a negative review on here, back to the drawing board on my search for a dinner party pudding!

nbreckwoldt's picture
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Yummy and easy recipe. However I would go for toffee apple crumble over this, but it did make a nice change.

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