Slightly Sweet Saturday—Grandma Bonnie’s Apple Pudding

P1030342I have great memories of my Grandma Bonnie (my mom’s mom).  She was a superb cook and always had the best food when we visited the farm.  Farm fresh eggs (although I was not a fan of collecting them from the mean hens that pecked me) and fresh vegetables from the garden were staples on the table.  I remember hot sweaty days with  scratched arms and legs from going berry picking in the woods.  Whatever she prepared was a treat and I think I have gained my love of cooking from her.

It seems only fitting to share one of her recipes today. Fall has me thinking about all the favorite fall foods including apples. There are so many varieties that are available and it is very difficult for me to choose just one so I have a basket full of different varieties  on my counter.

This recipe for Apple Pudding is not really a pudding but more of a cobbler but since that was the title of “her” recipe who am I to change it?   Enjoy an easy dessert that is perfect for fall gatherings.

Apple Pudding  (Bonnie Dittus)

Peel and slice 6 tart apples in the bottom of a greased 9 inch dish.  (I used a combination of Braeburn, Gala and Fuji)P1030343

Add to top: 1/2 cup brown sugar

                     2 Tablespoons butter cut into pats

                     I also added freshly grated nutmeg on top because I can’t get enough of this spice!P1030344

Make a batter of:   2 Tablespoons melted shortening

                                1 cup flour

                                1 Tablespoon baking powder

                                 1/2 cup sugar

                                 1/2 to 2/3rd’s cup milk depending on consistency.  (I used almond milk and it worked perfectly)

                                 1/8 tsp salt

Pour over apples.  Bake in 375 degree oven for 50 minutes. P1030345 Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.  I remember my Grandpa pouring milk on this also–whatever you want to add to finish it off makes it perfect.  Enjoy!P1030358

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  1. What an interesting recipe. It takes a surprise turn there toward the end. I have one of my grandmother’s cookbooks.. and I love making the recipes from it.
    Have a wonderful Saturday!

    • It is a pretty good little recipe and we had the leftovers last night for dinner when the hubby got in from Texas. I think that some of those older recipes are my favorites because I connect nice memories along with them.

  2. I printed it and will make it soon! Sharing good memories…that’s nice. 🙂

  3. This is a tasty thing that CH would love and he would pour heavy cream on it!
    Good Morning!

  4. This looks so delicious. And something that I could whip up quickly that would taste like it took forever to make. Good thing we have extra whipped cream at home.

  5. It looks delicious, and I bet it is.

  6. Mouth watering! My grandmother was a great cook as well.What wonderful memories.

  7. Yummy, I can almost taste it!

  8. When I read the title of your post, I thought: “I’ve never HEARD of apple pudding!”. This sounds and looks yummy – perfect as we’re all getting in the mood for fall.

  9. This is slightly different, but almost identical to the cobbler recipe I make. With peaches or berries, I cook the fruit, then put it in the pan and pour the batter over it. Sometimes I like a biscuit cobbler, but this is so easy, and there’s no need for that extra step of cutting in the butter.

  10. Looks amazing! I have apples in the freezer, so I’ll be trying it!!

  11. Helen Brown says:

    Any thing my mother made was very good.

  12. This is the perfect season for anything apple. I made an apple crisp for a potluck today. A friend also brought dessert. And what did she bring? Apple crisp. Your recipe looks super easy and delish.

  13. This does sound yummy–and it’s pretty to look at, too.

  14. I never had apple pudding but this sure looks good!

  15. You just brought back some major memories! I used to love going to Aunt Bonnie snd Uncle Leslie’s house! When I read this I could picture her in the kitchen with her infectous smile on her face. I miss them both so much. ♡

    • Aw—that is so sweet! I am so glad you have such wonderful memories of them—just like ME! This is one of my favorites, for sure! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  16. Hubby would love this! I would probably substitute rhubarb/strawberry because that’s my favorite!


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