Edward's Warm Apple and Plum Pudding
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: British
A warm apple and plum pudding with caramel sauce which is perfect for using up apples
  • 115g unsalted butter, very soft
  • 175g caster sugar (superfine sugar)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp grated nutmeg
  • 100g pecans, finely chopped
  • 4 medium apples peeled and chopped into 1cm pieces
  • 3 plums, stoned and cut into 1cm pieces
  • For the Caramel Sauce
  • 200g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 225ml whipping cream at room temp
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  1. Heat oven to 350F
  2. Prepare a 22cm springform pan - grease with butter and line base with parchment paper
  3. Put butter into a mixing bowl and add sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and beat until combined.
  5. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  6. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and thoroughly combine.
  7. Fold in the fruit.
  8. Spoon pudding mixture into tin and spread evenly.
  9. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes (or more!) until top is golden brown and the sponge springs back when lightly pressed.
  10. Remove tin from oven and run a knife or thin spatula around the inside to loose and unmould.
  11. While sponge is cooking make the sauce
  12. Put the sugar into a heavy-based medium pan and set over low to medium heat.
  13. When sugar starts to melt gently use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently draw melted edges into the centre so that the sugar melts and turns an even dark caramel.
  14. Remove pan from heat and pour in half the cream. WARNING: It will bubble and steam so watch your hands as it will be VERY hot (you may want to cover your hands or use an oven mitt)
  15. Once bubbling is done stir in the rest of the cream and return pan to heat.
  16. Stir until sauce is smooth and lumps have melted (this took me a while)
  17. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  18. Eat warm
Recipe by Roasted at http://www.roastedmontreal.com/2014/10/use-up-those-apples-apple-plum-pudding-with-caramel-sauce.html