Dessert Recipes > Brown Betty Pudding

How to make Brown Betty pudding:
An archetypal English pudding including the much loved ingredients of suet, bread, fruit and spices.


4 medium sized cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped lemon and orange peel
half a lemon
2 eggs, beaten
several slices of brown bread (enough to line the basin used)
4 tablespoons suet
1 1/2 cups brown breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
vanilla extract
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- Mix the suet and the breadcrumbs together.
- Add the apples, peel, sugar, a little ground nutmeg, the grated rind of the lemon, eggs and a few drops of vanilla extract.
- If the mixture seems too dry, add a little milk.
- Grease a large pudding basin and line it with the slices of brown bread.
- Pour the mixture into this and cover with a piece of buttered greaseproof paper and then a piece of tin foil.
- Steam for 3 hours.
- Serve with a sweet, white sauce flavoured with Brandy.