Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Another delicious recipe by Lucy Waverman, Food and Drink! Steamed puddings have fallen out of fashion but try this oven-baked pudding - a light, apple-based dessert that will be enjoyed by young and old as a grand finale to Christmas dinner, or any dinner for that matter. With it, you can serve a caramel sauce and a crème anglaise or just plain old-fashioned ice cream.
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup pecans
- 2 tart apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 orange, juice and zest of, grated
- 1⁄2 cup apple cider
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter a stainless steel or ovenproof china bowl about 6 cups (1.5 L) in size.
- Combine sugar and water in heavy pot on medium heat. Heat until sugar has melted, bring to a boil and boil for 5 to 7 minutes or until caramel turns a golden colour. Pour into prepared bowl, swirling to coat. Reserve.
- Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in cranberries, pecans, apples, orange zest and juice and apple cider.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, breadcrumbs, salt and cinnamon. Stir half of flour mixture into apple mixture until well blended then blend in remaining mixture.
- Turn into the prepared bowl and cover with foil. Place in roasting pan. Pour hot water reaching halfway up sides of the bowl. Bake in centre of oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool slightly and turn out onto a serving plate. Serve warm or cold.
What a wonderful recipe! The flavor was so good and it was easy to make. Every last bit disappeared. Thanks for sharing such a good recipe that I will use again and again.
This was delicious. I did not quite know what to expect here. I used pear instead of apple and it was marvellous with the cinnamon. I also was unable to use a water bath as I stupidly poured the mixture into a casserole dish that was just a weeny bit too broad to sit in my baking dish. It took about an hour to cook and tastes delicious - very moist but not uncooked. I would love to try it now with the apple.
As much as I like apples, and apple flavors This was OUTSTANDING. I adjusted the recipe to 8 servings, which I am glad I did as I will have some for tommorow night. The flavors here are one of the best we have had. A real nice combo. The filling is great, a real delight. Thanks Leslie for this keeper. Made for NZ/Auz Swap #35.