Le Pommier meaning ‘The Apple Tree’ in French was an apple orchard once; it was a part of the 300-year-old Zorgvliet farm before. Today you will still find a couple of these apple trees – scattered on Le Pommier farm.
Le Pommier still has a few varieties of apple trees but mostly Braeburn apple trees. Because these apples‘ sweetness mellows when cooking, they’re great for both sweet and savoury applications. They hold their shape well when cooked, so they can easily be used in pies and cakes and also make for good baked apples. They’re also great when sauteed and served alongside pork. With that in mind, we decided to put the apples to good use and created a dessert recipe you are sure to enjoy. This is a very easy and simple dessert to make and it is great for freezing as well.
Le Pommier’s Apple Pudding Cake Recipe
FOR THE CAKE
1 cup flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 can apple pie filling or 620ml fresh apples cored
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1⁄4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
FOR THE SAUCE
1 can evaporate milk
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup butter
For the cake:
- Mix the sugar, eggs, butter, salt, and milk together.
- Sift the flour and gradually add to the wet ingredients.
- Pour batter into a prepared square casserole dish and arrange the apples on top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 40-45 minutes or until browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Prepare the sauce while the cake is baking:
- Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil, stirring continually until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and pour over hot cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
- Allow time for the liquid to be absorbed.
Serve with cream or ice cream.
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