Baked by Susan: Ozark Apple Pudding – A Dreamy Confection

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!   

SusanO’Keefe is baker/owner of BakedbySusan in Croton-on-Hudson. 

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.   


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