Eve’s pudding

Eve's pudding

Preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves 40

From Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels


  • 40 large Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1kg/2lb 4oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 550g/1lb 4oz brown sugar
  • 150ml/5fl oz golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 700g/1lb 10oz raisins
  • 20 eggs
  • 1kg/2lb 4oz self-raising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. Grease a very large ovenproof serving dish with 125g/4oz of the butter then scatter in the apple slices. Sprinkle over 150g/5½oz of the brown sugar, the golden syrup, cinnamon and finally the raisins.

  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the remaining butter and sugar in a large mixer (or with a wooden spoon) until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then use a large metal spoon to gently fold in the flour.

  4. Spoon the batter over the apples and gently even out with the back of the spoon.

  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through. Serve with custard.

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