Return to listing

Chunky Apple and Mincemeat Sponge Pudding

This is a winner for a family Sunday lunch. Because it's a light sponge, it's not as devastatingly calorific as a suet pud. It also has the advantage of being blissfully simple, taking only 5 minutes to mix from start to finish then it sits happily steaming for 2½ hours, needing no attention apart from a top-up of hot water.

 
 
 Chunky Apple and Mincemeat Sponge Pudding

  Serves 6-8

Ingredients
 1 medium Bramley apple, cored, unpeeled and roughly chopped
 3 heaped tablespoons mincemeat
 4 oz (110 g) butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing
 4 oz (110 g) caster sugar
 5 oz (150 g) self-raising flour
 pinch salt
 grated zest 1 lemon
 2 large eggs
 1 dessertspoon rum
Conversions
Need help with conversions?
Equipment

You will also need a 1¾ pint (1 litre) pudding basin, well buttered, some foil and string.

This recipe first appeared in Sainsbury’s Magazine.

Method

All you do is place the butter, sugar, flour, salt and half the lemon zest in a large mixing bowl, then break in the eggs and whisk the whole lot together, preferably with an electric hand whisk, until you have a good, soft creamy mixture. Next fold in the apple chunks.

Add the remaining lemon zest to the mincemeat, along with the rum, and mix well before spooning into the bottom of the pudding basin. Then pile all the pudding mixture on top and level it off with the back of a spoon.

Now take a double square of foil and smear it with a little butter. Make a pleat in the centre and fix it over the pudding, tying it securely around the rim with string. Place the pudding in a steamer fitted over a saucepan of boiling water and steam for 2½ hours. Check halfway through cooking that the water in the pan isn't getting too low.

Serve the pudding hot and steaming with lots of proper home-made custard sauce.

 

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
 
 

Related recipes


Home-made Christmas Mincemeat with Cranberries Makes 6 lb (2.75 kg)

Home-made Christmas Mincemeat with Cranberries

Surprisingly easy to make, this lovely mincemeat is bound to become a Christmas favourite. The addition of cranberries adds colour and flavour to a classic preserve that can be adapted easily for vegetarians.

 
 

 

 




 
Forums
Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Feuille de brick
15 Sep 2014 16:15
Coffee Break Chicken livers in ragu bolognese
15 Sep 2014 15:16
Food and travel Short break ideas
13 Jul 2014 08:31
Ingredients Naina ~ Gateaux de Yaourt
13 Aug 2014 15:12
Can Anyone Help? Suet
16 Sep 2014 02:21
Books Cookery books
02 Sep 2014 00:03
Equipment Delia Online Salt and Pepper mills
05 Sep 2014 12:30
Gardening Indian Summer
12 Sep 2014 00:01
 
NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com