Poor man's pudding with apples

    1 hour 5 min

    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.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 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 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 75ml milk
    • For the sauce
    • 220g brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 420ml water
    • 30g butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square baking dish. Place apple slices at the bottom of the dish.
    2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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