Tuesday 5 July 2011


I try to have a bowl of fresh fruits all the time. The thing is, people at home would either eat a lot of it and leave the bowl empty or not eat any and leave a bowl full of over ripe fruits. Bananas are made into banana cake or muffins, apples into pies and soft fruits into fruit sauce. The apples languishing in the bowl this week has been rescued and made into apple crumble puddings and what a treat they proved to be.

This dessert is a cross between French apple pie and Eve's Pudding (apple filling topped with a cake batter). Spiced apples are topped with a pudding batter then with a buttery nut crumble. I made them in mugs just for fun. They are delicious on their own but even better with vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce and more walnuts.

Yield: 8 puddings 

Ingredients for the filling:

8 eating apples
2 tbsps. of lemon juice
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. of walnut pieces
1 1/2 tsps. ground cinnamon
2 tbsps. all purpose flour

Peel and core the apples. Cut into small cubes. Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix.

Ingredients for the pudding:

2/3 c. soft butter
2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. milk
pinch of salt

Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until very light and fluffy. Add the beaten eggs gradually while still whisking. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and milk and stir until mixed.

Ingredients for the crumble topping:

1/4 c. butter (room temperature)
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. of demerara or brown sugar

Put the butter in a bowl and add the flour. Mash with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Add the sugar and chopped nuts and stir.

To assemble:

Portion the apple filling in oven proof mugs. 

Drop the pudding mix by the spoonful on the filling. Gently smooth the surface, making sure to cover the filling up to the sides of the mug. 

Scatter the crumble topping over it and bake, au baine marie, for 40 minutes until well puffed and golden brown. They may also be baked in an oven proof dish to make one big pudding.

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  1. Those mug puddings look gorgeous! And I love it in the pie dish too.

  2. You know, you are getting very creative Adora! Pudding in a mug, hmm, Great Job my friend!

  3. Looks SO delicious. I love apple crumble and with ice cream... PERFECT. Just perfect recipe, Adora.

  4. Since our family is not that big, I am always on the lookout for individual serving recipes. This one looks like a winner, I have saved it to make on a future date. Great pics-thanks for posting this one-buzz

  5. My dads favourite mug was one just like those, brings back good memories :) They are the perfect little vessel for serving this gorgeous sounding crumble in, I love the fact you can see the juicy layers, really lovely and beautiful photos :)

  6. This looks FABULOUS!!! I love Apple pie, pudding, you name it I love it! It is great anytime of year! I throw dinner parties all the time and the way you presented this in the glasses are SO freaking CUTE!

    We saw you on food gawker and just started following you! Cannot wait for more recipes!



  7. I just love all apple desserts, and this looks amazing! That last photo is marvelous...I'll take mine with ice cream and caramel sauce, please :)

  8. Andora what a great way of serving your pudding! It looks just to fab! Can't wait to make these =)

  9. You are a true professional photographer even if I dont like apples I would eat this picture off the screen, bonus I LOVE apples so I need to buy a new laptop now I just ate the screen off! fabulous!

  10. Girl you are getting better and better. Your pictures scream like EAT ME now. I would have this in a heartbeat especially now that it's been hot here lately!

  11. That is a great idea. I love the recipe.

  12. Great photos, and the recipe looks delicious!

  13. Great idea serving these in a mug! Individual desserts are always so much fun!

    -Abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  14. Your mud puddings look so good...Chef Dennis is so right ! Drooling all over my keyboard and not only that you make me want to make them right away ! Great photography and you are so creative. Love your blog !

  15. I love the presentation in a cup. Your apple crumble looks delicious.
    I am glad to have visit your blog. Have a great weekend.

  16. Came over from your guest post on Chef Dennis' site! I love your site and your recipes! This apple crumble looks so cute in the mugs! Very pretty... I can imagine how yummy they must be with ice cream! Mmmmmm... I will be back for more! :) Nice to 'meet' you Adora!

  17. This sounds so delicious with ice cream and more chopped walnuts! I've never come across glass oven-proof mugs. May I know where you got them? I would like to get a few for myself. The first picture is gorgeous!

  18. Biren, I'm glad you like the pudding. I bought these Bodum mugs here in London. There are a lot of thick mugs that would withstand oven heat if used au baine marie.

  19. Yumm...I'm inspired to make something in a mug now! This dessert looks so delicious, I feel like making them from my fresh apples rather than waiting for them (torture) to languish :-).

  20. Love the mug concept, it look delicious. Very nice recipe.

  21. What a sweet idea! And beautiful photography. Looking forward to more of your posts. :)

  22. What a fun and beautiful way to present your dessert. It looks yummy to the max. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your pudding up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html


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