Gran's Apple Pudding Recipe

Gran's Apple Pudding Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
A pinch of salt
15 ml/1 tbsp baking powder
75 ml/3 oz shredded (chopped) vegetable suet
Cold water, to mix
Butter, for greasing
750 g cooking (tart) apples, sliced

50 g/2 oz granulated sugar

1.5 ml ground cloves
15 ml/1 tbsp water
Clotted Cream, to serve


Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Stir in the suet and mix with enough cold water to form a soft but not sticky dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface. Cut off a quarter of the dough, roll out to the size of the top of the basin and reserve for a lid. Roll out the remaining dough and use to line a buttered 900 ml pudding basin.


Mix together the apples, sugar and cloves and use to fill the basin. Add the measured water. Dampen the dough edges with a little water and place the lid in position. Press the edges well together to seal. Cover with a double thickness of greased greaseproof (waxed) paper or foil, with a pleat in the centre to allow for rising. Twist and fold under the rim of the basin to secure. Steam for 2.5 - 3 hours. Remove the greaseproof paper or foil. Tie a clean napkin around the basin and serve straight from the basin with Clotted Cream.

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