Ginger & caramel apple puddings

Ginger & caramel apple puddings

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Quintessentially British ingredients make up Frances Auger's comforting puds, impressing the judges of Britain's Best Pud

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal470
  • fat28g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars39g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt1.07g
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Ingredients

    For the caramel apples

    • 50g butter, plus extra for the ramekins
      Butter

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    • 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
    • 75g light brown muscovado sugar

    For the puddings

    • 140g butter, softened
      Butter

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      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
    • 1 egg
      Eggs

      Egg

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    • 125ml buttermilk
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    • 2 balls preserved stem ginger, finely chopped, plus 1 tbsp syrup from jar
    • 100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
    • 1½ tbsp ground ginger
    • ½ tsp baking powder
      Baking powder

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    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
      Bicarbonate of soda

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    • icing sugar, for dusting
    • cream or custard, to serve
      Cream

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    Method

    1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Lightly butter and flour 6 x 8cm deep ramekins, tapping out excess flour. Heat the butter in a pan until foaming, add the apple and cook for 1 min on a medium heat. Toss in the sugar and cook until dissolved. Divide between the ramekins.

    2. For the puddings, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk until fully combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk, chopped ginger and ginger syrup, then stir this into the butter mixture. Fold in the flour, ground ginger, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Divide between the ramekins so they are filled to 1cm below the top. Place them on a baking tray and bake for 20 mins, until golden and risen.

    3. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar. Accompany with cream or custard.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    starryg1rl
    20th Dec, 2011
    5.05
    We all love this delicious, warming pud in our house. I've had to improvise when I can't get hold of buttermilk, still delicious if missed out. Boiled up some crystalised ginger chunks (chopped finely first) in a small amount of water and sugar to make a syrup when I couldn't find stem ginger in syrup, which worked fine as well.
    laurakrikhaar
    5th May, 2011
    1.05
    We must have smaller apples here - but this amount for 6 ramekins was miserly. And the cake mixture was far too much for the normal ramekins shown in the picture (I only read it correctly afterwards). Even so, they sunk and were really unpleasant. If my husband doesn't want seconds for a dessert I know there is something wrong!
    jweg1210
    14th Mar, 2011
    4.05
    Tastes really lovely, but I was disappointed with the way mine rose and then immediately sank dramatically. Didn't make too much difference as I turned them out, but if I'd left them in the ramekins they would have looked a bit sad.
    bluemistymoon
    13th Dec, 2010
    5.05
    one of the best puddings - all the family just love these puddings. Lovely for a winter warming pudding.
    ogram93
    4th Nov, 2010
    5.05
    I made this for 15 people, multiplying the recipe by 3 and cooking it in 2 large dishes. I didn't change any ingredients but cooked it for 40 mins, everyone absolutely loved it, the ginger gave it a really "warming" flavour.

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