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Grandma Davidson’s Baked Apple Pudding

My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes like this homey, cinnamon-scented apple pudding in the Depression years. Many of us still make them today. —Holly Sharp, Warren, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Add milk; stir just until blended. Fold in apples. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. deep baking dish. Dot with butter.
  • Pour boiling water over top. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 291 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • fhquilting
    Jun 12, 2020

    sorry to give a negative report. I followed directions carefully and had to bake it 1 hr. It turned out too sweet and somewhat slimy.

  • Mjones0222
    Oct 5, 2019

    No comment left

  • MOTCook
    Sep 28, 2019


  • sholcombe77
    Sep 20, 2016

    The recipe is just fine as written. I overcooked mine just slightly by accident. I think it might be better described as Apple Pudding cake, but maybe that was part of my overcooking. Regardless, it was excellent. Only thing I added differently was vanilla. 4 Stars for a perfectly fine recipe I would serve anytime. I love that has just simple , cheap ingredients, makes it even better, and far more practical for any occasion. I initially thought maybe it would be too much sugar, but did not taste over the top.