How to Make an Apple Sponge Pudding: Dessert Recipe

Updated on January 14, 2018
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Oliversmum is a self-taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are biscuits/cookies, cakes, and puddings.

Apple Sponge Pudding - Dessert all ready to eat with a dollop of Ice Cream .
Apple Sponge Pudding - Dessert all ready to eat with a dollop of Ice Cream . | Source

If you, your family, or friends like apple pie but feel like you need a change from using pastry, this apple sponge pudding recipe is a good alternative. It is very easy to make, economical, healthy, and tastes delicious. You can also top it with a variety of things such as ice cream, yoghurt, whipped cream, cinnamon, vanilla custard, or just leave it plain, the choice is yours.

Ingredients for Base of Apple Sponge Pudding/Dessert

  • 4 x Granny Smith (green) apples
  • 1 x Teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 a cup of sugar (white or raw)
  • 4x tablespoons of cold water
  • Few whole cloves (6 to 8)

Ingredients For Topping of the Apple Sponge Pudding/Dessert

  • 2 x eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt (I use sea salt)
  • 1 Tablespoon of caster sugar extra

Making the Base

  1. Peel apples, core them, and then slice fairly thin.
  2. Combine the apples in a saucepan with sugar, water, lemon rind, and cloves.
  3. Cover the saucepan with lid and cook gently until apples are tender.
  4. Then place this mixture into a greased pie dish (approximately 6-cup size).
  5. Remove all of the cloves.

Apple Sponge Dessert/Pudding ready for serving!
Apple Sponge Dessert/Pudding ready for serving! | Source

Making the Topping

  1. Beat the two eggs and vanilla with electric beater until thick and creamy.
  2. Add the caster sugar gradually, beating until dissolved.
  3. Then fold in sifted self-raising flour and salt.
  4. Spoon Topping over hot apples, sprinkle with extra sugar.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven 180-185 degrees C (this will depend on each individuals oven) for 30 to 35 minutes.

Note: Make sure that you add the sugar a little at a time and fold the self raising flour in, otherwise the crust may go a little hard and not rise as it should.

You may also choose to use another type of cooking apple. Granny Smith is my personal choice.

Serving Suggestions for Apple Sponge Pudding/Dessert.

A couple of serving suggestions. We have tried them all and they are all nice.
Hot Vanilla Custard ( home made). Fresh pure cream. Yoghourt plain or flavored. Ice Cream any flavor, Cinnamon lightly sprinkled on top.

Most of the ingredients I use in my cooking are Australian grown and produced. So maybe some of the names you will not be familiar with, if this is the case let me know, I will endeavor to sort it out. A lot are straight from a Farm, no nasties on or in them.

I hope you like this Apple Sponge Pudding/Dessert Recipe. It does warm the cockles of your heart on a cold day. :) :)

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      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        4 years ago from australia

        CharronsChatter Hi. Yes It would pass the Apple A Day diet and is very easy to make as well as having a nice flavor. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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        Karen Robiscoe 

        4 years ago from California

        Yum!! This looks outstanding--and easy to make, too. I am officially declaring this: my apple a day diet...;)

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        5 years ago from australia

        SweetiePie Hi. It is very tasty. Hope you like this recipe when you get time to try it. We have a big liking for apples as well. Thank you so much for your comment. :) :)

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        SweetiePie 

        5 years ago from Southern California, USA

        Looks like a great idea. I am such an apple person, so I will have to try it.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        5 years ago from australia

        Peggy W. Hi. Yes to both. Have tried this recipe with "Red Delicious" apples once, it was no where near as nice, so Granny Smith in my opinion are the best. Thank you so much for your comment and votes. :) :)

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        Peggy Woods 

        5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Granny Smith apples are tart and delicious and I'll just bet that they are great in this recipe of yours. Up votes and thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Yum!

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        5 years ago from australia

        stars439. Hi. You are welcome. Hope you like it when you get time to make this recipe. Thank you for your comment. :) :)

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        stars439 

        5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

        Thank you for sharing you're recipe. I will definitely make it. God Bless You dear heart.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        6 years ago from australia

        KoffeeKlatch Gals Hi. It is rather nice.

        Goodness with 2 bags of apples,you could make this recipe several times,plus apple crumble,apple upside down cake,they are all nice, and can be frozen so I am told.

        Thank you so much for your votes and lovely comment, they are all very much appreciated. :):)

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        6 years ago from australia

        2patricias Hi. It's nice to know that this Recipe reminded you of something nice that you used to make, maybe some time down the track you will try this recipe for apple sponge pudding.

        Thank you so much for your comment. :):)

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        Susan Hazelton 

        6 years ago from Sunny Florida

        Sounds delicious. I just got two bags of apples - I will definitely be trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing. Up and useful.

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        2patricias 

        6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

        This has reminded me that I used to make a similar recipe, but have neglected it for a few years. Your version looks yummy - thanks.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        6 years ago from australia

        Movie Master Hi. It is rather tasty.

        I hope you like it, when you get time to try this recipe.

        Thank you so much for your lovely comment and your Up Vote, they are both very much appreciated. Regards Oliversmum.:):)

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        Movie Master 

        6 years ago from United Kingdom

        Hi oliversmum, I shall have to try this one, it looks and sounds so yummy, many thanks for sharing and voted up!

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        aware Hi. Nice to meet you too.

        I hope you like this Apple Sponge pudding recipe when you get time to make it.

        Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :).

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        aware 

        7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

        Nice to meet you . Im gonna try making this

        ray

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        Pollyannalana. Hi. It is rather tasty.

        You can make so many dishes with different types of apples,they all have a slightly different flavor.

        Thank you for your comment, It is very much appreciated.:) :)

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        Pollyannalana 

        7 years ago from US

        Does sound yummy and I like apple anything.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        Om Paramapoonya. Hi. It is rather nice,especially on a cold winter's day, and being so easy to prepare, makes it even better.

        There are so many recipe's using different types of apples,each with a different flavor.

        Thank you so much for your great comment, also for voting it up and bookmarking it. :) :)

      • Om Paramapoonya profile image

        Om Paramapoonya 

        7 years ago

        OMG this sounds so awesome and easy to make! I love ALL apple desserts. I'll give it a try for sure. Bookmarked and voted up! :)

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        Rose Kolowinski. Hi. Sweets and biscuit recipes also have that effect on me.

        This recipe has a great flavor,and Granny smith apples are my favorite when making anything that requires apples.

        Thank you so much for your lovely comment. :) :)

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        Rose Kolowinski 

        7 years ago

        Reading your baking hubs make me very hungry! This looks like another tasty recipe. Thank you for sharing!

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        RTalloni. Hi. Would goat's milk be a good substitute for cow's milk in any recipe that requires milk.

        This apple sponge pudding is very tasty, especially with the flavor of cloves going through it.

        I love to see the ingredients used in any recipe.

        Thank you so much for your great comment and voting it up.

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        RTalloni 

        7 years ago from the short journey

        Always looking for recipes that do not require cow milk (or ones that I can easily use a substitution). This looks wonderful.

        Also liked seeing pics of your Australian products. Adds a lot to the hub! :) Voted up.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        Truckstop Sally. Hi. Keeps the Doctor away.

        It does have a lovely flavor, topped with ice cream,home made custard,pure cream, what ever you choose, it's nice.

        You are most welcome. I believe the photo's give you an idea of whatever you are making looks like.

        Thanks so much for your great comment. :) :)

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        Truckstop Sally 

        7 years ago

        An apple a day . . . Sounds delicious. Thanks for the pictures too.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        7 years ago from australia

        Tiffany Latte. Hi. It is nice, with the flavor of the cloves giving it a great taste.

        Thank you for your nice comment. :) :)

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        TiffanyLatte 

        7 years ago from USA

        Sounds good, must try this dish.

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        jacks 

        8 years ago

        thank you for your reply. I made it (two nights running!) using your cup quantities but with a USA/UK cup measure it was still tasty and volume difference only really affected the ingredients relationship with the egg. It did end up with a hard top despite adding the sugar and flour a bit at a time and sieving the flour but I still count it as a success - thanks.

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        jacks, Hi . In all of my recipes I use the Metric cup (250ml).

        I did not realize that the Cup sizes were different until I did some research.

        For your convenience I have put the conversion rates that I found in my research below:

        Conversion for 1 Cup in my recipes =

        Metric 1 cup = 250ml,

        US and British = 1¼ cups,(one and one quarter)

        Imperial = 8 fl oz

        Thank you for your great comment and I hope you enjoy this apple sponge pudding :) :)

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        jacks 

        8 years ago

        hi are your cup measures American ones? I've already cooked the apples so will have to guesstimate the quantity for those.

        Quite excited at trying something different to apple crumble (and the crumble bit never quite works). I have a lot of cooked apple in the freezer to use up so nice to have a different receipe.

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        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        Jane Bovary. Hi.

        it was the same in our Family, having Apple Trees in our garden, it was a regular pudding on our table.

        It is nice, you could also make it with Pears if you prefer, that also tastes good.

        Thank you so much for your lovely comment and your recommendation, It was very much appreciated. :) :)

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        Jane Bovary 

        8 years ago from The Fatal Shore

        Hi oliversmum,

        Apple sponge was one of my mother's standards when I was growing up. Delicious. I too, recommend this dish!

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        Hello,hello, Hi. That's great.

        It is a nice Pudding. Hope you like it when you get time to make one.

        Thank you for your comment, it is always nice to hear from you. :) :)

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        Hello, hello, 

        8 years ago from London, UK

        Great recipe, wrote it down, a must try. Thank you.

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        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        Zsuzsy Bee Hi. This Recipe is rather nice. I hope you and your Crafting Friends like it as much as we do.

        Sounds like you are in for a great weekend and also that you can get most of your project's finished, It should be a lot of fun.

        Christmas is not too far away, it sort of creeps up on you.

        Thanks for your great comments, they are always very much appreciated.

        We are all fine, hope it's the same your end.

        Thanks again and Happy Crafting. :) :)

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        Zsuzsy Bee 

        8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

        Yum, yum, yum sonds just what I'm looking for. I'm trying your apple sponge pudding this weekend as I'm having some people over for our 'crafting-get-together'. (all we do is work really hard on our 'have to finish by Christmas' projects, talk a lot and eat great stuff, and this weekend is my turn to host)

        Thank you for sharing

        hope you and the gang are well

        regards Zsuzsy

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        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        @ Feline Prophet. Hi. That would be nice.

        I have always told my family that I'm talented, now it's been confirmed, Thank you.

        Your comment made me smile, It is ever so nice when you drop by.

        Maybe I could make something and send it across, I have never had anybody drool over my cooking before, you are the first.:)

        Thank you for your great comment. ( still smiling). :) :)

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        Pamela99. Hi. Yes Granny Smith Apples can be used in so many dishes, hot or cold. They have a wonderful flavor.

        Thanks heaps for your vote and your comments, they are always very much appreciated.

        It is a nice Pudding and I love the flavor of Cloves. :) :)

      • oliversmum profile imageAUTHOR

        oliversmum 

        8 years ago from australia

        Agvulpes Hi there. Yes it has gone, never to be seen again, well this particular Apple Sponge Pudding anyway.

        You do love your food this much I know, so the story that you are sticking too may just have a tiny hole in it. :)

        Thanks for your great comment and Voting it up, that is pretty special. :) :)

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        Feline Prophet 

        8 years ago

        oliversmum, if only you lived a little closer!! You have a talent for making us drool at your creations! :)

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        8 years ago from Sunny Florida

        I am definitely voting this one. I love anything made with Granny Smith apples and your recipe sounds good.

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        Peter 

        8 years ago from Australia

        Oh yes folks I can vouch for this one. That serving you see in the picture was mine and now it's gone. Yummy.

        I love my Apple Pie but this Apple sponge pudding has less pastry and helps keep the waist line down. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol

        Oliversmum you have done it again with this great Hub.

        Voted up :-)

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