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Apple Tray bake: Hillview Fine Foods

Tray Bake Apple Pudding

This very rustic recipe should be served hot from the oven. That is when it is at it's best. Lashings of cream or ice cream are compulsory
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Servings 6 serves


  • 400 gm apples, peeled diced 3 cups or 2 to 3 apples | 14.10oz
  • 100 gm caster sugar 1/2 cup | 3.52 oz or brown sugar
  • 245 gm Self Raising Flour 1 3/4 cups | 8.64 oz
  • 125 gm butter, 4.40 oz | melted
  • 1 whole egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 100 gm caster sugar 1/2 cup | 3.52 oz, raw or hail sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C /360 F. Line and grease a 25 x 18 cm ( 7x 10 in) brownie tray or well greased pyrex dish. Measurements are in Australian cup sizes. Egg is 50 gm / 1.76 oz without shell
  • Mix the flour with the sugar then add the apples and fold together with hands or a spoon
  • Melt the butter and set it aside for several minutes. It should be warm but not hot when added.
  • Mix the egg and the vanilla together then pour the egg, melted butter into the apple mixture, and stir with a spoon until well combined and the egg and butter is mixed evenly throughout.
  • Spoon into the tray and smooth over
  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar then sprinkle over the top of the prepared tray .
  • Bake for 35- 40 minutes or until firm to touch.
  • EAT straight away.....Yes you are allowed!


  • This recipe uses self raising flour. If you do not have self raising flour don't worry. Use plain flour use 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder per cup of flour. here you will need 1 1/2 teaspoons.
  • You can use apples, pears, plums or other similar firm fruits. If using very soft fruit like berries use 2 parts firm fruit to 1 part softer fruits or the pudding cake will be too wet and dense to rise. 
  • Use whatever spices you like. if cinnamon is not your thing add, mixed spice, allspice, nutmeg or cardamom. Spices could also be added to the flour instead of on the top.
  • Sugar sprinkled on top adds texture. you can use raw sugar or coconut sugar or any other sugar you like. The sugar on top can also be omitted if you would like to lessen the sugar content. The amount in the recipe is also only a suggested amount. The recipe will work just fine without the sugar sprinkled on top
  • When melting the butter be aware that extra hot butter straight from the microwave could cook the egg. Conversely, if the butter has sat long enough to set to partially solid it will be difficult to stir in evenly. The butter needs to be warmbutter temperature
  • Lastly. If you want to leave the skin on the fruit you can. This may leave a bit too much texture in the pudding with some fruits. Some apples Pears don't seem to have a skin problem but some apples and plums do.
Keyword apple desssert, pudding, warm desserts