Apple and Pear Pudding

27 Jul

Just thought I’d share this recipe with you all. I made it with eggs – shock horror! – but I have made it without them and although it didn’t turn out quite the same, it was still good, and my sisters and Mum still liked it.

Admittedly you can’t see the actual pudding very well here since I’ve drowned it in custard, but that’s how I like it. I got this recipe from, although they say to use rhubarb instead of pear. Rhubarb is too expensive nowadays though, and I have used apples, strawberries, pears, nectarines – basically whatever I had in the fridge, and its always turned out really well. The internet is the best recipe book ever. If you have time, you should also check out Lottie+Doof, a totally excellent foodie blog.

Preparation Tim: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 65 minutes


  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped,
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 190g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 35g (1/4 cup) custard powder
  • 160ml (2/3 cup) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 25g (1/4 cup) flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar mixture, to dust
  • Custard, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a 2L (8-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish with
    butter to lightly grease.
  2. Place pear, apple, lemon juice and 55g (1/4 cup) of the sugar in prepared
    dish and stir to combine. Cover with foil. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until
  3. Meanwhile, use an electric beater to beat the butter and remaining sugar in a
    bowl until pale and creamy. Add flour, custard powder, milk, eggs and vanilla,
    and beat until just combined. Spoon over fruit. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake in
    oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  4. Dust pudding with icing sugar and serve with cream.


Edited to Note – I’m so not copying the Domestic Dreamer here! It’s pure coincidence that we have both just posted pudding-related subjects. I just went over to see what she’s been up to and bam! She totally blew my poor little post away. That cow…sob…


4 Responses to “Apple and Pear Pudding”

  1. domesticdreamer July 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    You are so too copying me! I posted my pudding, like, a week ago! LIAR! As if you incidentally decided to post a pudding recipe then randomly headed over to DD to see what’s doing and OMG ya big fat copy cat! COPY CAT! Plus, You can’t even see your pudding! It’s covered in a big fat glob of Dairy Farmers pre-packaged custard. Not. Even. Home Made.
    Copy Caaaaaaaattt!

    • theslackone July 28, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Truth is stranger than fiction! And anyway, it’s WINTER!! Time of puddings! So there!

  2. KL Goode July 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    And this was truly the best pudding! lol The benchmark for all other puddings…. hahaha

    And to the DomesticNightmare – 😛

  3. KL Goode July 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Oh, and nice photo of the pudding too…

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