Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

Monday 9 May 2016

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

This is a lovely dessert I made the other night when we had some company for dinner.  I had other plans, but the time got away from me.

I decided to whip up an Eve's Pudding, which makes a quick and easy dessert, and is quite a traditional pudding here in the UK.  

This recipe, however, is not just an ordinary Eve's Pudding, but an Apple and Blueberry Eve's Pudding. Slightly different then the original traditional Eve's Pudding, but incredibly delicious!

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

Eve's pudding is a  traditional British pudding  made from sliced cooking  apples with a sponge cake mixture spooned over top.  

The apples are allowed to stew at the bottom of the baking dish while the cake mixture cooks on top.  In this case, I sprinkled some blueberries over the apples to give it a bit of colour and variety!

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

You could add some spice to the apples if you wished, perhaps a bit of cinnamon, but that day I left them plain.  

I like to start the apples cooking in the dish in the oven while I whip the sponge mixture together.

 Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

The sponge mixture goes together very easily . . . .  and results in a lovely sponge with a moist crumb.  I flavoured it with a bit of orange, both some juice and some finely grated zest.

Served warm from the oven with lashings of cream, it went down a real treat, but custard, or vanilla icecream would also be delicious!

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

 *Apple and Blueberry Eve's Pudding*
Serves 6
Printable Recipe

A slightly different version from the traditional Eve's Pudding.  Easy Peazy, and oh so scrummy yummy! Serve warm with lashings of cream or custard poured over top each serving.

1 1/2 pounds cooking apples, peeled, quartered,
cored and cut into thick slices
4 ounces blueberries, fresh or frozen (1/4 pound)
3 ounces of caster sugar (a scant 1/2 cup)
1 TBS water

4 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature (1/2 cup)
4 ounces of caster sugar (a generous half cup)
2 large free range eggs
4 ounces self raising flour (a scant 1 cup)
2 TBS fresh orange juice
the grated zest of one small orange

Icing Sugar for dusting
Warm custard, or cream for serving

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.

Place the apples and cranberries into a 2 1/2 pint baking dish, at least 2 inches deep.  Sprinkle the caster sugar over top along with the water.  Place into the heated oven and allow to cook for about ten minutes while you make the topping.

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

To make the topping measure all the ingredients into a bowl and then whisk together until smooth with an electric whisk.  Remove the fruit from the oven and spread this batter evenly over top.  Return to the oven and cook for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown and the top springs back when lightly touched.

Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with custard or cream.

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

The dish I used to bake my Eve's Pudding in was the Wade Ceramics 12 inch Oval Pie dish. It was the perfect size and shape for this dessert.  Its really meant for pies, but worked very well for this as well.

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

The rim of this dish provides ample support for a pie lid; seals pastry and prevents pie from shrinking back during cooking.  There is also an indented space to place pie funnels. Pie funnels work effectively to release steam which helps in keeping the  pie crust crisp  

It is made from the finest porcelain, in an attractive off white colour for a timeless classic look.  It has an accurate depth design which is created to contain various ingredients ensuring that the pie filling cooks well and evenly.  It is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

food safe

Another handy piece of kit I was able to use on the day was was the Daisy Food Cover. This particular item is designed to protect food from pests, whilst adding that finishing touch to picnic and barbecue tables.  

This is going to come in really handy during the warm weeks ahead.  I love eating out of doors, but I hate the idea of flies and other assorted pests crawling over my food prior to our eating.

 As you can see it was large enough to amply cover this 12 inch pie dish with plenty of space overhead and around.  And it's really pretty.  I love it.  

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

This really was a beautiful pudding. Not only was it quick and easy to make and very, very attractive . . . but it was quite, quite delicious! 

Apple & Blueberry Eve's Pudding

Note - although I was sent free product from Eddington's to use and review, I was not required to write a positive review.  Any and all opinions are entirely my own.


  1. It looks delicious and the smell that arrives to me is really good.

    1. You will have to make it Dolci! Because it tastes even BETTER than it smells! xo

    2. You are in for a real treat! xo

  2. Looks beauteous under the dome..I really like those..I have inexpensive ones..and they are so cute too..


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