Quick Apple Puddings


I bought a supermarket low fat apple pudding many years ago and really enjoyed it both for its taste and its virtuousness.  I never saw it on the shelves again and thought it was so simple that I could easily re-create it.  Well a decade on and after all the over indulgence over the Easter period I decided now was perfect time to re-invent this pud. I started off on-line and was surprised to find that it just simply did not exist.  After a couple of nights I have now perfected this pudding after the first batch bubbled over when the bread lids were in one piece and the oven too hot.  My husband still loved them though so I persevered. The following night after dinner I  knocked up another couple within 25 minutes and this time they were perfect.  I cut the bread into quarters and lowered the oven temperature and time. I also tried making the puds with both butter and Flora and both worked equally well.  I’m really pleased with these pudding as they can be truly virtuous served with a dollop of low fat crème fraiche or for a bit or indulgence a tiny dollop of vanilla Hagen Daaz goes a long way in a small ramekin.

This is what your apples should look like once you have stirred in the sugar.

Cutting around the bread.

Forgot to re-shoot the pre-bake stage so these have one solid bread lid which would probably now work and not bubble over with the 180C oven temperature and 15 minute cooking time.

An aerial view!

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Quick Apple Puddings
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A crispy cinnamon bread topped apple pudding which is as delicious as it is virtuous.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 1lb / 500g Bramley Apples or a mix with dessert apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Slices white or wholemeal bread
  • 1 Heaped tbsp vanilla sugar (or golden castor sugar)
  • 4 Knobs of butter or margarine
  • 4 tsp Soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon for dusting
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Stew the apples in 1 tbsp of water with the lemon juice in a lidded saucepan for 5 minutes on a moderate heat. Add a little more water if necessary.
  3. While the apples are cooking use the ramekins as a template to cut 4 circles from the sliced bread.
  4. Butter the bread circles, dust generously with cinnamon and spread over a generous tsp of brown sugar on each.
  5. Cut the circles into quarters.
  6. Stir in the vanilla sugar into the cooked apples once cooked.
  7. Place the stewed apples equally into 4 ramekins.
  8. Then lay the bread quarters over the apples in a circle so that the last quarter is tucked under the first.
  9. Place on a baking tray in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes until the top goes crispy.
  10. Let the puddings cool down for at least five minutes before serving as they will be extremely hot inside!
  11. Serve with a dollop of good quality vanilla ice cream or some low fat crème fraiche.

I’m entering my Quick Apple Puddings into Dollybakes Calendar Cakes challenge!

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  1. Martina Evans

    This looks fab! I’m gonna try this recipe over the weekend, thanks x

    1. Camilla

      Great Martina, I must make these again, they were fab:-)

  2. Ursula Hunt

    I have made this a lot now and it is still a hit

    1. Camilla

      So pleased to hear that Ursula – I must make it more often myself:-)

  3. tiggerific1973

    I know my hubby would love these!

    1. Camilla


  4. Jane Davies

    These are adorable, can’t wait to try ! My dad has an apple tree in his garden so will have to call round !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I must make them soon again myself, they’re really tasty:-)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    very tasty quick pudding

  6. Tracy Nixon

    Adorable Apple Dinkies!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  7. Paul Wilson

    There are tons of apples on the trees \o/

  8. Paul Wilson

    Looks like there are going to be a ton of apples on the trees this year, so this will come in useful.

    1. Camilla

      Oh good:-)

  9. Ursula Hunt

    Great and easy recipe, super for a quick pudding

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s one I should make more often as it’s so good!

  10. Deena Kakaya

    Now that does look easy abs scrummy! What a great idea x

    1. Camilla


  11. Paul Wilson

    Great idea, I’ve got a ton of apples at this time of year, the more ways I can find to use them the better.

  12. Maya Russell

    Wonderful and healthy.

  13. Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D)

    I love this pud perfect for the winter.

    1. Camilla

      It is great for this time of year with the abundance of apples.

  14. Heather Haigh

    What a clever idea, love quick puds.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks for reminding me, I must make this again:-)

  15. Richard

    This was actually delicious!

  16. Gill

    Baked as one large apple pud and it was delicious although next time I would probably use thick sliced bread (not the medium slices I used today!)

    1. Camilla

      I’m really glad you enjoyed it and improvised with what you had, that’s what it’s all about!

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