Food Monday ~ Eve’s Pudding

Cooking apples (tart not sweet) were a constant in our larder when I was growing up.  They appeared in apple cake, tarts, sauce, stuffing, and even in cored rings grilled with bacon, sausage and tomato.

If mammy needed a dessert in a hurry, I was asked to make an egg sponge mixture and it was poured over sliced or stewed apple in a pie dish.  We called it:

Eve’s Pudding
Preheat the oven to 180°C

675g cooking apples, peeled, cored
50g sugar

For the sponge:
3 medium eggs
75gcaster sugar
75g self raising flour

Grease an ovenproof dish. thinly slice the apples and layer in the base of the dish and sprinkle with the sugar.

Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly, add the sugar and whisk well until thick, creamy and almost white in colour.  Lightly fold in the flour using a metal spoon and a figure eight movement.  Pour over the apples, tilting the dish gently to spread the sponge.  Bake for about 30 minutes.
Serve warm with Whipped cream or ice cream.

9 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Eve’s Pudding

  1. bikehikebabe

    Our desserts were cobblers. No greasy pie crust. Usually berries with an (American) biscuit-like topping. (We picked the berries.)

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Gaelikaa – Mammy made wonderful apple tarts.

    WWW – Apple cake in our house was more like a rich scone mixture with diced apple mixed through it or on occasion the apple was cooked between two layers of the scone mixture.

    BHB – Mammy’s pastry was never greasy. Unfortunately I never managed to make pastry like she did.

  3. Rhyelysgranny

    I remember Eve’s Pudding from school. My Mum thought I was a culinary genius when I made it at home. 🙂 I have two cooking apples. Tomorrow night will be soup and pudding I think. I am going to add cinnamon to the apples oh and brown sugar.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    RG – I bet you will not be using a rotary hand whisk like we did all those years ago to beat up the egg mixture!

    Gloria – Welcome and thank you for the kind words. I have had a brief peep in your kitchen and am drooling at that dessert !


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