Please wait, the site is loading...

Melting middle toffee apple puddings with apple crisps


Serves: 6
timePrep time: 25 mins
timeTotal time:
Melting middle toffee apple puddings with apple crisps
Recipe photograph by Kris Kirkham

Melting middle toffee apple puddings with apple crisps

These melting middle puddings are just divine. Serve with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate Sunday lunch dessert

Serves: 6
timePrep time: 25 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print
Emma Franklin

Emma Franklin

Former Assistant Food Editor Emma is a chilli fanatic who grows exotic spices, fruit and vegetables in her urban garden. She loves food from all over the world but her mum's Spaghetti Bolognese is still her desert island dish.
See more of Emma Franklin’s recipes
Emma Franklin

Emma Franklin

Former Assistant Food Editor Emma is a chilli fanatic who grows exotic spices, fruit and vegetables in her urban garden. She loves food from all over the world but her mum's Spaghetti Bolognese is still her desert island dish.
See more of Emma Franklin’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 250g soft unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 5 Pink Lady apples
  • a large pinch of cinnamon
  • 250g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa, plus extra for dusting
  • 6 chewy toffee sweets (we used Werther’s original tradional chewy toffees or Sainsbury’s Dairy Toffees)
For the apple crisps
  • 1 Pink Lady apple
  • 25g butter, melted
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp demerara sugar

Step by step

Get ahead
Make the apple crisps a couple of days ahead; store in an airtight container. Assemble the puds a day in advance; chill.
  1. Start by making the apple crisps. Preheat the oven to 140°C, fan 120C, gas 1. Trim the end off the apple, then cut 12 thin slices through the middle of the apple – a bread knife is easiest for this.
  2. Toss the apple slices with the melted butter and lemon juice, then arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle the slices with the demerara sugar, then bake for 1-1½ hours until slightly shrivelled and leathery – they will still be soft to the touch. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely; they will crisp up as they cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 6. Generously grease 6 mini pudding basins (200ml capacity) and dust liberally with cocoa powder, tipping out the excess.
  4. Peel and finely dice the 5 apples. Melt 50g of the butter in a small frying pan, add the apples, 50g of the sugar and the cinnamon and fry for 3-4 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.
  5. Beat the remaining butter with the remaining sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, cocoa and ¼ teaspoon salt, and beat until smooth and combined. Spoon the mixture into the 6 pudding basins to come halfway up. Add half a tablespoon of the cooked apples and a toffee in the middle of each pudding, then top up with the remaining mixture.
  6. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, or chill until serving – bake them for 24 minutes from chilled. Turn out of their moulds and serve straight away with a scoop of ice cream and the apple crisps.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years