Apple Eve Pudding

Eve Pud

Now I know the French are known for their fancy pastries and cakes, but the English are hard to beat at simple, wholesome, easy-to-make desserts. One of my favourites is Apple Eve Pudding, a variation on Apple Crumble. Instead of crumble you add a sponge batter on top of the apples. I love the way the sponge slightly soaks up some of the juice from the apples. It makes it wonderfully moist.
The funny thing is, Apple Crumble is still being served all around the country, and I think Eve Pudding has almost been forgotten in England (correct me if I am wrong)! Here’s the recipe:

6 apples
200 g of butter
150 g of sugar
4 eggs
200 g of flour
1 teaspoon baking power
1 slug of milk

Peel the apples and cut them into chunks and put them in a oven proof dish. Heat the oven to 180°C.

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour with the baking powder to make a batter that can just about be dropped over the apples (it you think it is a bit too stiff and a slug of milk to get the right consistency). Drop over the apples making sure they are all covered and bake in the oven until the top of the pudding is golden. Serve warm – we usually add a good spoonful of vanilla ice cream.

P.S. different recipes call for raisins and cinnamon to be added to the apples, others for vanilla to be added to the batter. We like the simple version of the recipe but I think the variations are endless (blackberries mixed in with the apples? Could be delicious, no?)

– Emilie

P.S. Oh, I forgot to mention: best served with custard, ice cream or a good dose of single cream.

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Floriana | July 21, 2014 | Reply

I saw this recipe today and immediately had to try it, bakes with apples are a favourite in our house! I’m sure it can be done with almost any kind of fruit, will definitely try!

2. L | July 22, 2014 | Reply

This sounds so good. Can’t wait to try it.

3. Gina | July 22, 2014 | Reply

Trying this for tonight’s dinner with friends. (I was going to serve vanilla ice cream… So this is PERFECT! Big thanks!)

4. Caren | August 7, 2014 | Reply

Ooh, definitely not forgotten in this household! One of my go-to puddings: in fact, I made this last night after my brother begged me for one. Greg Wallace has a great recipe in his pudding book, with a lower butter to sugar ratio and some boiling water added to make the batter a softer consistency. It is just luscious.

5. Rachel | August 24, 2014 | Reply

It’s Eve’s Pudding, not Eve Pudding.

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