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    Eve's Pudding

    Fluffy, soft, buttery apple is hidden under a light and golden sponge topping. Serve hot from the oven with a jug of thick Channel Islands cream.

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes 60 minutes 5 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 2 Bramley apples (about 500g in total)
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp water
    • 90g soft butter
    • 100g caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp
    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 2 eggs


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
    2. Peel, core and chop the apples into a pan with the lemon juice and water. Stir, cover and cook briskly for 5 or 6 minutes until the apples are soft enough to almost purée when stirred. Add 15g butter and 2 tbsp caster sugar and stir to slacken. Transfer to a 900ml-capacity, ceramic gratin dish, about 5cm deep. Leave to cool while you prepare the topping.
    3. Cream 75g butter with 100g caster sugar until fluffy and light. Sift the flour into a bowl and whisk the eggs in a second bowl. Fold the flour and egg in alternate spoonfuls into the sugar mixture until blended.
    4. Spoon the mixture over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the topping is puffy and golden. Serve with a jug of cream.

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