Steamed apple pudding
- Grease a 1.2 litre pudding basin. Fill a large pan halfway with water and bring to the boil.
- Melt 6 tbsp of apple syrup with butter in a frying pan. Let everything bubble together for a couple of minutes then add the apple and cook for a further 4 minutes.
- Beat together apple sauce, the sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl with electric whisk then beat in the eggs, flour and baking powder until combined. Stir in the rest of the syrup.
- Put the apple mixture into the pudding basin and spoon over the flour mixture. Cover with a lid and place into the large saucepan and cover that. Turn the heat down to a simmer. Cook for 1½ to 2 hours. The pudding is cooked when you can insert a skewer and it comes out clean. Turn on to a plate and serve with custard.
Important Note: Take care not to overfill the pot with water. When it boils the water level rises and could splash into the pudding bowl.