Viv's plum pud
Photo by Babiche Martens
Classic desserts like this apple and plum sponge puddings can be made with any fruit. It is a perfect way to use what is growing in the garden or use some fruit you may have frozen just for an occasion like this. If you are a banana lover like me, adding one to the cooked fruit is delicious. Served hot with cream or a good quality icecream, this dessert is hard to pass up.
For the filling
|2||Apples, peeled, cored and sliced|
|6||Plums, stones removed|
|50 g||Brown sugar|
|¼ tsp||Ground ginger|
For the sponge
- Preheat an oven to 180C. Place the butter in a saucepan and melt. Add the chopped apple, plums, sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Cover and cook slowly for 15-20 minutes until softened. Pour the fruit into an ovenproof baking dish.
- To make the sponge, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla then fold in the flour.
- Spoon the batter on to the fruit, sprinkle over the almonds and place into the oven for 35-40 minutes until the sponge has risen and is lightly browned.
- Serve dusted with icing sugar and a large dollop of cream or icecream.
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