Eve's Pudding - simple and delicious!
Eve's Pudding is a British classic, a layer of stewed apples is topped with a vanilla sponge for the ultimate in comfort food, serve with custard or vanilla ice cream!
Apple, Bramley apple, traditional
Bramley apples/cooking apples
For the sponge topping:
self raising flour
buttery spread (or softened butter)
vanilla bean paste
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Put the lemon juice and water into a pan.
Peel, core and quarter the apples, then cut each quarter into 3 slices (add the slices to the pan as you go along, giving a stir to coat).
Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the apples and simmer (under a lid) on a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the apples are cooked through.
Once ready take off the heat and transfer to a 15 cm souffle dish to cool.
To make the sponge topping use an electric whisk to beat together the buttery spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
Next beat in the vanilla bean paste, followed by the egg a little at a time.
Fold in the flour a tablespoon at a time.
Spread the mixture over the apples.
Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes (or until an inserted skewer comes out clean).
Serve with custard or vanilla ice cream.
If you can't get hold of cooking apples then you can use eating apples instead.