Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
A delicious apple sponge pudding that I grew up with and in turn made for my children. My husband loves this dessert with a dollop of ice-cream. As I grew up eating this with custard that's how I like it.
- 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 4 ounces sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon rind, finely grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 ounces caster sugar (US superfine sugar)
- 4 ounces self-raising flour
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 ounces sultanas (U.S. Golden Raisins) (optional)
- Put the apples, sugar, lemon rind, and ground cloves (if using) into a saucepan with just enough water to cover and simmer on low for 5 minutes or until the apples are just tender. Drain, and reserve the apple juice if desired.
- For the topping beat the eggs and vanilla together and then beat in the caster sugar.
- Fold in the flour and salt and combine.
- Put the apple mixture into a greased pie dish and sprinkle brown sugar and sultanas if using. Add the topping mixture and sprinkle with a little brown sugar.
- Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 30 to 35 mintures or until the topping is golden brown and firm.