Apple pudding

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice icing sugar, to serve
  • Ice-cream, to serve
  • Whipped cream, to serve

METHOD

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 5-cup capacity ovenproof dish.

Step 2

Peel, core and chop apples. Place in a saucepan with 1/4 cup sugar and water. Cook, partially covered, over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until apple is tender. Drain excess liquid. Spoon apple into prepared dish. Cover to keep warm.

Step 3

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until thick and creamy. Stir in vanilla.

Step 4

Sift flour and mixed spice over batter. Using a metal spoon, fold through batter. Pour over hot stewed apple.

Step 5

Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the sponge comes out clean. Dust with icing sugar. Serve pudding hot with ice-cream and cream.