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. A lovely recipe for Eves Pudding:
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
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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