Toffee apple pudding

Toffee apple pudding

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(119 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)

easter_blizzard's picture

This pud is delightful and very easy to make. It was a little bit sweet when piping hot, but when cooled, I found that all the flavours mingled pretty well. I might add less sugar in the batter next time, and maybe, a pinch of cinnamon with apples. Oooh, yammmm!

xantha's picture

One of my favourite puddings.... delicious and so easy to make. My partner also loves this pud!

peeptoe's picture

Easy peasy, wicked pudding! Make sure your dish is big enough - the first time I made this I used one too small and wasn't able to fit all the toffee liquuid in which was a shame. Second time I used the right size - its so gooey! The apples are best if they are sharp cooking apples to cut through the sweetness. Almost a steamed pudding constistency.
Will definately keep this as a regular - tastes just as delicious warmed up the next day.

jillmcevoy's picture

Having read the other comments, I made up half the recipe, used much less sugar both in the batter and the topping, used more apple and pecans, added plenty of cinnamon and cooked this half recipe for 40 minutes. Result! Lovely, different, cheap dessert.

janice88's picture

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janice88's picture

Made this for the first time tonight. Well received by family so will definitely be making again. Such a change from other puddings and so easy.

ndennis's picture

I made this when we had friends to dinner, it was really easy to make, I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and it went down a treat, everyone loved it!!!! Will definitely be making it again!

kirstyjolly's picture

Have made this about 3 times since spotting the recipe 2 weeks ago! Really easy to make and very very scrummy. Good value dessert as well

jah_mon's picture

Delicious! I found it needed a little longer than the cooking time stated but it was appreciated by all!

moll2602's picture

My husband said it was the best pud I've ever made (I've made a few in my time). It's so easy to make, looks fab when it comes out of the oven and just tastes wonderful. Will become a firm family favourite in our house!

wombatbite's picture

This sounds wonderful, and I will make it for the holidays. In the meantime, I'm looking for a recipe for a toffee apple tart like the one I had at The Willow Tea Room in Glasgow. It had a shortbread crust, and the filling seemed to be a very dense, moist apple cake. It was topped with a smooth layer of sticky toffee and served in slices like a pie. Anyone have an idea of where to find such a recipe? Thanks!

jpickers's picture

Turned out to be completely raw in middle. Wish I'd read the comments about cooking it for longer than stated - I reckon it could have done with an extra 20 mins at least.

kassis's picture

I made this pudding a couple of days ago. I just now finished off the rest. You do need quite a big container, I used a souffle dish. It's certainly for people with a sweet tooth and there's probably quite a few calories in, but who cares?
It could do with cooking slightly longer than stated. Anyway, I will be making this one again very soon!

fannieannie's picture

The best apple pudding I have ever tasted and so simple to make. Am making it again tonight for family for the 5th time going and many more to come.

zoehill's picture

this pudding was fantastic, easy to make and everyone loved it i loved the nuts and the sauce, will make it agin and again

alisoncox's picture

Lovely recipe. Whole family enjoyed the pudding (all adults). Will make again. Needs a huge container, I used large lasagne basin. Measure the amount 3.5 pints first to make sure. My first pot would have been too small. Serves six adults easily. I chopped the apples in cubes rather than sliced. Will add dried fruit next time. Did not add vanilla. Remember to melt butter first.

kiki2000's picture

all the family loved it, so easy to make,but I did only put 1 tsp baking powder and it turned out perfect

stephsmum's picture

I made this yummy pudding for the first time today, I found it while looking for some thing other than pie to make with the excess apples we had. We only had eating apples so I used less sugar, and didn't have pecans so used almonds. It could have done with a bit longer in the oven though, even so my husband rated it the best pudding he had ever had. I think I might add some cinnamon next time I make it which will probably be sooner rather than later.

claramcgrath's picture

Perfect recipe - cheap, easy and DELICIOUS.

hug5901's picture

Forgot to rate so that here is my rating. High Five.


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