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Toffee apple steamed pudding

  • serves 8
  • Easy

This traditional steamed apple pudding topped with the much-loved sticky toffee sauce is a wonderful toffee apple-flavour combination. It would be delicious for an autumn gathering with crisp walnuts and apples from the garden.

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Treat yourself to this toffee apple steamed pudding, then check out our classic sticky toffee pudding, sticky toffee self-saucing pudding, apple sponge pudding and vegan sticky toffee pudding.

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Ingredients

  • unsalted butter 175g softened
  • eating apples 4 peeled, cored and cut into 2cm cubes
  • golden caster sugar 130g
  • walnuts 50g toasted and roughly chopped
  • eggs 3  beaten
  • self-raising flour 150g

TOFFEE SAUCE

  • light muscovado sugar 175g
  • unsalted butter 125g
  • crème fraîche 200g

Method

  • Step 1

    Melt 25g of the butter in a frying pan, cook the apple pieces until just tender. Add 1 tbsp sugar, cook until the apples start to caramelise. Cool and add the walnuts.

  • Step 2

    Make the toffee sauce by melting the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Tip the apple and walnut mix into a buttered 1.5 litre pudding basin. Pour in ⅓ of the toffee sauce.

  • Step 3

    Beat the remaining 150g butter and caster sugar until pale and creamy. Gradually add the beaten eggs. Fold in the flour with a pinch of salt. Spoon the mixture on top of the apples and spread level. Cover with a pleated sheet of baking parchment and foil, tie securely with string. Put the bowl in a large saucepan with boiling water that comes halfway up the sides of the bowl. Cover and steam for 1½ hours, adding more water if needed. Rest for 2 minutes before turning out and serving with the remaining warm toffee sauce.

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