About this recipe:Poor man's pudding is a classic of Quebec cuisine, called Pouding chômeur. A simple sponge mixture is covered with a caramel-like sauce, which falls to the bottom of the dish during baking. Here is a 'tatin' version of the classic, with apples at the bottom. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
2 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
125g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
75g butter, softened
130g granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the sauce
220g brown sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square baking dish. Place apple slices at the bottom of the dish.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Beat butter with sugar in a bowl; add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in the flour mix, alternating with milk. Transfer to the baking dish.
For the sauce, combine brown sugar, flour, water and butter in a saucepan; bring to the boil, then pour over the cake mixture in the baking dish. Do not stir; the sauce will fall to the bottom during baking.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.