Toffee apple pudding

Toffee apple pudding

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(120 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 kids
A rich after-dinner treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal452
  • fat20g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars49g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt1.26g
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  • 85g butter, melted



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 200ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Bramley apple (or other cooking) apples, peeled, cored and sliced
    Bramley apples

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

    A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

For the topping

  • 140g dark brown sugar
  • 50g pecan, roughly chopped
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…


  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.

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Comments (156)

miss_ratty's picture

Lovely. Agree that there seems to look like too much water in the sugar solution, and my apples floated to the top and the batter mixed but it still tasted lovely.

Word of warning! I line all my baking tins with greaseproof paper as a matter of habit...don't do it with this, the paper pretty much disintegrated and I spent ages picking little bits out!

joannepd's picture

Really simple to make and re heats well too. Delicious - bit like sticky toffee pudding but nicer I think as the tartness of the apples cuts through the sweetness of the sauce. Will definitely make again.

juliapea's picture

Wow this was a real surprise - it looked a complete mess when it went into the oven and actually rather good and even golden when it came out. I also gave it 10 mins more and the apple was only just soft although I had sliced it very thinly. Looking forward to trying with other fruit.

johnhg37's picture

just perfect, very easy to make tasty comfort foood mmmm

pageface's picture

This is absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and was amazed how thick the resulting sauce is. A lovely quick and easy pudding to make.

merrysee's picture

So simple, & sleazy, a real comfort pudding will definitely make again.

swetmanje's picture

Delicious. Halved the recipe and made four individual puddings served with custard. So yummy!

buckleys's picture

This went down a treat at a recent dinner party. I substitued walnuts for pecans because I prefer the taste, other than that stuck to the recipe. Will certainly become a regular pud in our house.

jbinksyboy's picture

Delicious. I used bashed up granola for the topping which worked well. May add a little cinnamon to the apples next time.

liquoricecomfits's picture

Can you assemble this pudding a few hours in advance and then cook it or will that make it go soggy?

faith78's picture

Amazing make sure butter cooled before adding ino milk as otherwise it curdles. Don't be afraid by amount of liquid!

jessieredican's picture

I cannot fault this pudding, absolutely gorgeous and so simple to make.

cmidmore's picture

This is very very good and very very easy. I didn't have any nuts and it was still fantastic. I really don't like it when you have to cream butter and sugar together so this was perfect for me. It was hoovered up by all ages from teens to OAPs. Thanks very much!

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

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

Really tasty, cheap and easy

louisa_holbrook's picture

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

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

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

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!!


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