This is one of our best apple puddings when made with Bramleys.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Peel, core and slice the apples and put them in a pan with the caster sugar and
Melt the remaining butter and cut the crusts off the slices of white bread. Cut them into fingers, brush with the butter and use them to line a
Bake on a baking sheet in the oven for 35 minutes, when the top will be crisp and golden-brown. Remove and leave to cool for 10 minutes, before sliding a palette knife round the edge and turning out on a serving dish.
Cut into wedges and serve with clotted cream, whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream. Do not serve immediately it comes from the oven as the apple filling will be incandescent.
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