Sticky toffee apple pudding in a bowl

Sticky toffee apple pudding

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(127 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 kids

Try a fruity version of the classic sticky toffee pudding for a rich after-dinner treat. Serve with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream

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

    bay-king pow-dah

    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 apples (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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31st Oct, 2012
Excellent pudding, and fear not, it is not too much water/sugar mix that you pour on to the batter and apples!
30th Oct, 2012
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!!
3rd Oct, 2012
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!
30th Sep, 2012
Quick, easy and delicious. Used 3 apples and 10 minutes longer in the oven. The whole family loved it. Definately a 'repeater'.
23rd Sep, 2012
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!
1st Aug, 2012
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.
6th May, 2012
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.
2nd May, 2012
Received many compliments for this. Very easy to make as well.
11th Mar, 2012
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.
19th Feb, 2012
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!


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