Baked Apple Pudding, or Custard

½ hour, or more.

Ingredients

  • Apples 1 lb.
  • sugar, 6 oz.
  • wine 1 glassful
  • butter, 3 oz.
  • Juice and Rind, 1 lemon; 5 eggs:

Method

Weigh a pound of good boiling apples after they are pared and cored, and stew them to a perfectly smooth marmalade, with six ounces of sugar, and a spoonful or two of wine; stir them often that they may not stick to the pan. Mix with them while they are still quite hot, three ounces of butter, the grated rind and the strained juice of a lemon, and lastly, stir in by degrees the well-beaten yolks of five eggs, and a dessertspoonful of flour, or in lieu of the last, three or four Naples’ biscuits, or macaroons crushed small. Bake the pudding for a full half hour in a moderate oven, or longer should it be not quite firm in the middle. a little clarified butter poured on the top, with sugar sifted over, improves all baked puddings.

Obs.—Many cooks press the apples through a sieve after they are boiled, but this is not needful when they are of a good kind, and stewed, and beaten smooth.

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