Caramel apple sponge pudding

Posted on | June 12, 2012 | 24 Comments

I like to buy apples through autumn and winter, but invariably we end up with ones in the fruit bowl that are starting to go floury. I hate floury apples. Plus if there’s one thing worse than an overexaggeration, it’s floury apples. :)

What to do with them? Well there’s a gazillion and one things you can do with apples but lately I’ve been very enamoured with apple sponge pudding. The kind of pudding that has a layer of baked sponge/cake on top, and soft apples sitting on the bottom. I made one recently that had an additional component – caramel sauce – which coated the apples on the bottom.


It was pretty damn good. And so easy to make. The caramel sauce meant it was on the sweet side, but it could be baked without the sauce if desired. We ate scoops of the pudding with ice cream, which counteracted the sweetness a bit. Check check check it out:

Caramel apple sponge pudding

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 8

Caramel apple sponge pudding

Ingredients

  • 6 large granny smith apples
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 200 ml milk
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 300ml water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Peel and core the apples, then cut into wedges. Place into a large glass/ceramic baking dish. I used a big round one that is fairly tall – a shorter, wider would be be better, I think.
  3. sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Use an electric mixer to beat until the mixture becomes thick and pale.
  4. Spoon the batter over the apples and smooth the top out.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, golden syrup and water. Stir over medium heat until the brown sugar has melted. Let it come to a boil and then remove from the heat.
  6. Pour the liquid directly over the batter.
  7. Bake the pudding for about 35 minutes or until the sponge layer is completely cooked (mine took about 50 minutes because it was in a tall dish).
  8. Serve with cream or ice cream.

Notes

Adapted from food.com

http://www.offthespork.com/2012/06/caramel-apple-sponge-pudding/

Comments

24 Responses to “Caramel apple sponge pudding”

  1. leaf (the indolent cook)
    June 12th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    Oh yum! A warm pudding with the goodness of apples… just what I need right now!
    leaf (the indolent cook) recently posted..spring onion & radish salad in soy-lemon-sesame vinaigrette

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    Agnes Reply:

    It’s *perfect* for winter :)

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  2. Sarah
    June 12th, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    Looks delicious! Perfect for this weather. I still have 4 Jazz apples (!) that need to be used up, so I might give this one a go! :)
    Sarah recently posted..Mornington Peninsula: Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat

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    Agnes Reply:

    What?! Eat those apples! They must be floury by now. :)

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  3. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    June 12th, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    Ooo apples are in season at the moment, I have a few left from my last purchase actually, this looks like a perfect recipe to make! Ingenious. :D
    What flavour of ice cream did you have it with? It looks like hazelnut to me. :D
    Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake recently posted..Mini pancake bites with 4 different toppings – perfect party food

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    Agnes Reply:

    Close! It was caramel macadamia – it was so good. :D

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  4. Kelly
    June 12th, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    I do have quite a few apples sitting at home too. This looks brilliant!
    Kelly recently posted..Foochow Cuisine: Zao Cai Fen Gan (糟菜粉干)

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    Agnes Reply:

    Thanks – it was really good :)

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  5. Em
    June 13th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I have printesd this recipe to make on the weekend, looks great!
    Em recently posted..Sampan Seafood Restaurant – Lamma

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    Agnes Reply:

    Hope you enjoy it :)

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  6. Iron Chef Shellie
    June 13th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    oooo purty photos. I love anything with apple, and with Winter these look especially good!
    Iron Chef Shellie recently posted..Crispy Fish Sliders

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    Agnes Reply:

    Thanks Shellie :) xxxx

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  7. msihua
    June 13th, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    I wantssssss why you no make for me Dastardly? :(
    msihua recently posted..Counting House Restaurant @ Mornington Peninsula, VIC – The Peninsula’s Hidden Gem

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    Agnes Reply:

    I’ll make it for you! It’s easy. :)

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  8. Libby
    June 14th, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Caramel and apples = the perfect combination.

    I will definitely be making this at some point this winter!
    Libby recently posted..But You’ll Have To Have Them All Pulled Out After The Savoy Truffle

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    Agnes Reply:

    Yay! You should – it’s awesome :)

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  9. Winston
    June 14th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Oh man this is friggin awesome!! I love hot desserts, especially when they’re served with ice cream…. Simple and delish! And it’s recipes like these that let me use up over ripe fruit that wins me over. Will try these out sometime, yippee!
    Winston recently posted..Dognation, CBD

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    Agnes Reply:

    How good are hot desserts with fruit in winter? So delicious. :D

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  10. Adrian (Food Rehab)
    June 15th, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    So…you don’t like floury apples?
    Adrian (Food Rehab) recently posted..Leading a Food Blogger Q&A Panel + The Evolution of Filipino Cuisine in Australia

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    Agnes Reply:

    No, I love them. :p

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  11. Tor
    June 15th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    This looks great! I usually prefer my apples in crumbles, but the caramel has me intrigued. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    Agnes Reply:

    Oh thanks :) I do like crumbles too – delicious.

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  12. Miss Kimbers @ Fruit Salad and Mixed Veg
    June 16th, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    These look just lovely! I used to cook apples and freeze them but it seems they gave me stomach aches, so no more for me:( I could make an exception for this though;) With ice cream!
    Miss Kimbers @ Fruit Salad and Mixed Veg recently posted..Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House

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    Agnes Reply:

    Awwww. You could substitute the apples with a different fruit. :)

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