Apple Bake

This fabulous comfort pudding is for those of you who are going into the colder weather, although don’t let that stop you if you are in the warmer climates – this Apple Bake is equally as nice served warm or cold with some lightly whipped cream.

Apple Bake



4 apples peeled and thinly sliced
125ml sugar
5ml lemon juice
50ml butter
75ml sugar
1 egg
200ml cake flour
5ml baking powder
10ml vanilla essence


15ml butter
250ml soft brown sugar
125ml brandy
5ml vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the apples, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and cover and slowly cook until the apples are soft.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and beat well.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and vanilla essence and mix through.
  6. Place the apples into a greased pie pan and pour over the batter and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. While the pie is in the oven, combine all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and slowly simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
  8. While the pie is still hot, using a fork, pierce holes into the top of the pie crust and pour the sauce over.


Submitted by:  Val Olsen, Johannesburg