Eve’s pudding recipe

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This delicious pudding is best served warm, rather than piping hot, with lots of cream, ice-cream or custard


  • 75g(3oz) caster sugar
  • 550g (1lb 3oz) apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g (2oz) plain flour, sieved
  • Ground cinnamon and icing sugar, to dust


  • Cook the apples in a pan with 1tbsp of the sugar sugar, the lemon zest and 2tbsp water until tender. Transfer to individual ramekins.

  • Put the remaining sugar in a bowl with eggs and beat until thick and creamy. Fold in the flour with 1tbsp hot water and mix well.

  • Pour the mixture over the apples and bake at 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4) for 12 mins, until well risen and golden brown.

  • Dust with cinnamon and icing sugar before serving hot or cold with a dollop of half-fat crème fraîche.

Top tip for making Eve’s pudding

For a more laid-back dinner party, you can make this pudding in one big pot and let everyone dig in.

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