Recipe of the Day — Apple Pudding with Lemon Sauce

This recipe comes from my Welsh great-grandmother, Madeline Llewellyn, and it was a couple of generations old when it was given to her. It is a pudding in the UK sense of the word, not in the American, Jell-O brand sense of the word. It stands alone as a cake quite well without the lemon sauce and other times I drizzle the sauce over the whole cake and let it sit before serving — it is very dense and moist.

Enjoy this Christmas gift from the generations of my family to yours!


Apple Pudding with Lemon Sauce

½ cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
3 raw apples, shredded
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
Lemon Sauce (recipe below)

Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and apples. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon and cloves. Add to butter mixture and mix well.

Pour into greased 9x9x2-inch pan.

Bake at 375 F for 35-40 minutes.

Serve warm with Lemon Sauce.

Lemon Sauce:
½ Tablespoon butter, browned
2 Tablespoons flour
½ cup sugar
1 ½ cups water
juice and grated rind of one lemon.

Add flour to browned butter. Stir well. Add sugar and water and cook on medium-high heat about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add juice and rind of lemon. Serve warm on warm pudding.


2 Responses

  1. My mom’s family is from the UK – England, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man – and I seem to have inherited some sort of fascination with fruity, puddingey, cakey sorts of things, especially when they come with Sauce, so my kids and I made this for our dessert this afternoon.

    Son 2 helped me stir the batter, but he cried when I put the apples in because he is under the impression that he doesn’t like apples. Then he helped me make the Lemon Sauce. Son 1 dished it up for us and we managed to get by with only a slightly sticky disaster all over the kitchen table. Son 2 took his first bite and said very loudly, “I wike it!”

    So, thanks for the recipe. It was very good, and I look forward to eating the rest for breakfast. 🙂

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe — it’s fun to know that others are trying and *liking* these recipes I post! 😉

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