Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is in answer to a request on the British forum. From my beloved Mrs Beeton's Family Cookbook. Updated, naturally!


  1. Peel, core and slice the apples thinly. Mix together with the lemon rind and juice, sugar and water and put into a greased 1 litre pie dish.
  2. Cream the fat and caster sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the egg until liquid and beat into the creamed mixture.
  4. Fold in the flour lightly and spread the mixture over the apples.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven at 180C, gas mark 4 for 40 - 45 minutes until the apples are soft and the sponge is firm.
  6. Serve with pouring custard or melted apple jelly and single cream.