Going through old recipes, I found this one for Ozark Apple Pudding on a tattered index card. It was a recipe given to me by a friend of my mother’s, but if you look online there are many varieties of this recipe. It’s super easy to make – even for beginners.
Although this recipe is called Ozark Apple Pudding, it’s not really pudding at all. It is a dreamy confection that has a long history, and it is so yummy and so easy. It is perfect to make with freshly-picked apples. This recipe works great in an 8-inch baking dish, but it can also be made in small ramekins for single-serve desserts. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar just before serving and don’t forget the fresh whipped cream!
Susan O’Keefe is baker/owner of Baked by Susan in Croton-on-Hudson. www.bakedbysusan.com
Ozark Apple Pudding
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups finely chopped apples (about 2 apples)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Spray an 8-inch square or round baking dish with Pam or grease with butter.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together until creamy. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix. Stir in the chopped nuts and chopped apples
- Spread the batter into the prepared dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes
- Serve warm with fresh whipped cream
- Fresh whipped cream > Put one cup of heavy cream in a mixing bowl and add ¼ cup sugar. Mix on medium until stiff peaks form.