Grandma Davidson’s Baked Apple Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 14, 2023
My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes like this homey cinnamon-scented apple pudding in the Depression years. Many of us still make them today. —Holly Sharp, Warren, Ontario
Grandma Davidson's Baked Apple Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. Add milk; stir just until blended. Fold in apples. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. deep baking dish. Dot with butter.
  2. Pour boiling water over top. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 291 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.