The next recipe I am making from my recipe box collection is Apple Pudding Pie. It hails from a Syndicate Manufacturing Company box that has bright blue and yellow flowers with accents of green. This particular recipe was cut out of a newspaper and glued on to an index card. Unfortunately there is no indication what newspaper it was nor the date. I am guessing it is possibly from the early 1960s due to other items in the recipe box.
Though the recipe calls this dish a pie there is no crust: pastry or otherwise. It basically is sort of a cake baked in a pie pan. Actually while making it I was surprised how little batter there actually was to hold together the apples and nuts. I was quite skeptical of what I was getting myself into but was pleasantly surprised with the end result.
On the card was the serving suggestion of a whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. It is also hinted that a lemon sauce would be quite good. I did make a lemon sauce that you can sort of see in the pictures. It was a quick one from the 1950s Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook but any lemon sauce would do if you want to try it.
What I Liked:
The recipe was easy and I had everything on hand. I love recipes like that. The smell of cinnamon co-mingling with baking apples while it was baking was AMAZING. Day two of the pie was much better than the first.
What I Did Not Like:
The recipe called for cutting the pie into wedges which was hard to make clean slices. The reason for this was the amount of nuts that was used was a little too much. Also the nuts overwhelmed the main flavor of the pie which was apples.
What I Would Change:
Don’t get me wrong I would eat this again with out any changes but I think a few tweaks would make it perfect. First I would definitely cut the the nuts in half next time or maybe try it without out entirely. Also adding in some ground nutmeg or ginger might be really good. Oh and brown sugar might be delicious instead of the regular old sugar.
So I have posted below the recipe if you would like to try it as well. Let me know what you what you think and what you possibly might change.
Apple Pudding Pie
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples (about 1 1/2 apples)
- 3/4 cups chopped walnuts or almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg and sugar until well blended.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and then sift into the egg mixture, stirring until well mixed.
- Stir in the apples and the nuts.
- Spoon into a well greased 9 inch pie pie and smoothing out the top.
- Bake for 40 minutes until the top in browned.
- You can serve it warm or cool. It can be topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desire.