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Virginia Apple Pudding

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An apple dessert that is easy enough for children to create and to build cooking confidence, but yet can also be a show stopper. This old fashioned dessert has a wonderful rich flavor of apples and cinnamon that will leave you wanting more.

Virginia Apple Pudding

Prep Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 45 min


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cinnamon, or more to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh apple slices or chunks, frozen or canned - Use a good pie apple such as Cortland, Macintosh, Granny, etc...that will provide a good tart flavor and hold shape.


  1. Melt butter in a casserole dish. The dish MUST have deep sides - I have a corning ware dish with 3" sides - the batter will bake up around the filling and form a wonderful buttery breading crust.
  2. Combine the next 6 ingredients in a bowl to make a batter.
  3. Pour the batter onto the middle of the melted butter - DO NOT MIX
  4. Drain the apples of juice (I use my apples from the freezer which will have juices) and PILE in the center of the batter - which is in the center of the butter.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the batter covers the fruit and the crust browns, about 40-45 minutes.

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5 apples roughly diced and the batter mixture.


Pour the batter mixture onto the melted butter - DO NOT MIX.


Pour the diced apples onto the batter - DO NOT MIX. As this bakes, the batter rises up around the apples to form a wonderful buttery crust.



Makes 4-6 servings. We like a little ice cream, whipping cream, or just simply cream on top of this dessert to dress.

My wonderful Father found this recipe many years ago on a calendar from a bank.

Thank you for considering this recipe in your contest.

Take care.

Cindy Arnett


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