Recipe

Baked apple sponge

Keep the doctor away with this apple treat.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Light, fluffy, and filled with juicy warm apple pieces, this delicious apple sponge is wonderful served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Ingredients

Apple sponge
  • 60 gram low-fat spread
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • ice-cream or cream, to serve
Stewed fruit
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 slice lemon peel

Method

Apple sponge
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Make stewed fruit: Place 1cm water in a saucepan with sugar, clove and lemon peel. Bring to boil, stirring. Add fruit. Cook gently, covered, for about 10 minutes until tender.S
  • 3
    Spoon stewed fruit into the base of a 20cm pie plate or casserole dish.
  • 4
    In a bowl, beat spread and sugar together until creamy. Add egg, beating well. Lightly fold in flour, alternately with milk. Spread evenly over fruit.
  • 5
    Bake for 25-30 minutes, until top is firm and golden. Serve warm with ice-cream or cream.

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