Gorgeous pudding recipe: Apple and Pear Steamed Pudding

Published Monday, Jan 12 2015, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The colder months call for warm, comforting puddings and you can't get any better than this apple and pear number.

This steamed pudding contains seasonal fruits and crunchy pecans for a gorgeous blend of flavour and texture. It's then drizzled with an irresistible toffee sauce, leaving you with the perfect weekend treat.

Apple and pear steamed pudding

© Rodda's


  • 175g butter, softened
  • 2 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm chunks
  • 2 large pears (ripe), peeled, cored and cut into 2cm chunks
  • 130g golden caster sugar
  • 50g pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • For the toffee sauce:
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 200g crème fraîche
  • Pot of Rodda's Clotted Cream to serve


1 Melt 25g of butter in a large frying pan. Then add the apples and pears, cooking until just soft and beginning to turn golden.

2 Next, add 1 tablespoon sugar and cook for 2 minutes until it all begins to caramelise. Let it cool and then add the pecans.

3 For the sauce: Place all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and cook until the butter and crème fraîche have melted. Bring to the boil and simmer for two 2 minutes.

4 Pour the apple, pear and pecan mixture into a buttered 1.5 litre pudding basin. Then pour a third of the toffee sauce over and set aside.

5 Beat the rest of the caster sugar and butter together, until pale and creamy. Gradually add the beaten eggs, mixing well as you go. Then fold in the flour with a pinch of salt. Spoon the mixture on top of the apples and spread level.

6 Cover with a pleated sheet of baking parchment and foil. Put the bowl in a large saucepan and fill pan with boiling water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the pudding bowl. Cover with a lid and steam for 1.5 hours, adding more water halfway through, if needed.

7 Leave the pudding to rest for two minutes, then turn out onto a dish and serve with the remaining toffee sauce.

8 Serve with a dollop of Cornish clotted cream, and enjoy!

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

1 1/2 hours

Nutrition Information

Makes 1 large pudding

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