This old-fashioned dessert is perfect for this time of year, it doesn’t matter if the plums aren’t ripe they will still work fine here. Here is a deliciously simple recipe for Eves Pudding:
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- 1.5kg mixture of eating apples, pears and plums
- 1 thin slice of butter
- 100g light brown sugar
- a good pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger
- 1 bay leaf
For the batter:
- 200g butter, softened
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 5 eggs
- 200g self-raising flour
- Softly whipped cream to serve
- Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4. You’ll need a 20cm buttered baking dish.
- Peel and core the apples and pears and cut into quarters. Half the plums and remove the stones.
- Put the fruit, brown sugar, spices, bay leaf and butter into a big saucepan and stew gently for 25 minutes with the lid on. You’ll need to give it an occasional stir.
- To make the batter; Put all the ingredients into a food processor and whizz until smooth.
- Drain the fruit using a sieve and reserve the liquid. Put the fruit into the base of the baking dish and spoon over the batter. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden and a skewer comes out clean when tested.
- Serve warm with the softly whipped cream.
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Over to you now. Do you have a favourite Eves pudding recipe? Share it in the comments below.