Eve's pudding

This is a popular family favourite pudding with soft apples on the bottom and a light buttery sponge on top.


  1. 450 g/1 lb cooking apple's, peeled, cored and sliced
  2. 75 g/2³/4 oz cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. 50 g/1³/4 oz/¹/3 cup sultanas (golden raisins)
  5. 75 g/2³/4 oz/¹/3 cup butter
  6. 75 g/2³/4 oz/¹/3 cup caster (superfine) sugar
  7. 1 egg, beaten
  8. 150 g/5¹/2 oz/1¹/4 cups self-raising flour
  9. 3 tbsp milk
  10. 25 g/1 oz/¹/4 cup flakes (slivered) almonds
  11. Custard or double (heavy) cream to serve


  1. Grease an 850 ml/1¹/2 pint/3¹/2 cup ovenproof dish.

  2. Mix the apples with the sugar,lemon juice and sultanas (golden raisins). Spoon the mixture into the greased dish.

  3. In a bowl, cream the butter and caster (superfine) sugar together until pale.Add the egg, a little at a time.

  4. Carefully fold in the self-raising flour and stir in the milk to give a soft, dropping consistency.

  5. Spread the mixture over the apples and sprinkle with the flaked (slivered) almonds.

  6. Bake in a preheated oven 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4, for 40-45 minutes until the sponge is golden brown.

  7. Serve the pudding piping hot, accompanied by custard or double (thick) cream.

  8. Cooks Tip:To increase the almond flavour of this pudding, add 25 g/1 oz/¹/4 cup ground almonds with the flour in step 4.

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