Sunday, 15 February 2015

Almond sponge topped apple pots



In winter nothing hits the spot like a warm pudding to round off a satisfying meal, this recipe is one I have been making for many years, originally based on Gino D'ACampo's miel e mandorle pots that I discovered was gluten free when I was entertaining a friend who is a celiac.

These are delicious served hot or cold and are easy to make, the recipe is a great way to use up apples left in the fruit bowl that are passed their best. I used a mixture of granny smiths and braeburn apples but other fruits would work as well. The pots are the perfect combination of fruit and moist golden sponge with a faint almond flavour, ideally topped off with a few flaked almonds. Serve with your choice of custard, creme fraiche, yogurt or cream.

What you need
  • 6 dessert apples (I used Granny Smiths), peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs - free range
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g ground almonds
  • Few sliced almonds for sprinkling on top
  • Lemon juice
  • Apple pie spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg)



What you do
  • Preheat oven to 160c
  • To make the filling cook the chopped apples, the soft brown sugar, lemon juice and spices in a pan until slightly softened, add a splash of water if you like.
  • Place the cooked apple filling in four ramekins, divided equally
  • Whisk the caster sugar and butter until light and fluffy ( I used my mixer)
  • Add the eggs and ground almonds and whisk until you have smooth fluffy mixture
  • Top the ramekins with the almond topping and sprinkle with a few flaked almonds
  • Bake in the pre heated oven for 45 mins or so until golden and well risen
  • Serve hot or cold.


I am linking this post to "Recipe Clippings" created and hosted by Farmersgirl Kitchen, as I have said this a recipe I have used time and time again and proudly features in my recipe scrapbook.


And also to Credit Crunch Munch created by Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 all, hosted this month by Elizabeth's Kitchen, as I used some rather sad apples form the fruit bowl to create a great dessert dish.

                        Credit-Crunch-Munch

2 comments:

Janice Pattie said...

These look superb. I love almonds and that topping looks so delicious, a bonus that it is gluten free, as so many people are looking for this now. Thank you so much for joining me for Recipe Clippings.

Elizabeth S said...

I love the sound of this recipe - perfect comfort food for these cold winter days! Thank you for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch!

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