Apple Ginger Puddings with Lemon Sauce

Dec 22, 2023All Recipes

A baked dessert in less than five minutes? You bet. These individual steamed puddings are nice served warm; however they can be made ahead. A quick reheat in the microwave will warm them up.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time:  5 minutes

Serves 6

1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) packed dark brown sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) molasses
1 Ontario Egg
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) grated peeled Ontario Apples (about 2 medium)
1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
2 tbsp (25 mL) minced candied ginger (2 slices)
Lemon sauce:
1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) cornstarch
1-1/4 cups (300 mL) Ontario Milk
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 lemon, finely grated rind and juice
1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla

Grease six 3/4 cup (175 mL) ramekins or custard cups; set aside.

In bowl, combine oil, brown sugar, molasses and egg until well blended. Stir in apple.

In large bowl, stir together flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in candied ginger. Stir in liquid mixture until combined. Spoon evenly into prepared ramekins.

Arrange in circle in microwave oven. Microwave, uncovered, at High for 3 to 5 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes. To serve, turn out onto individual plates and serve with warm Lemon Sauce.

In 4-cup (1 L) glass measure, whisk sugar with cornstarch. Whisk in milk until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, at High for 3 to 5 minutes or until boiling and thickened, whisking at least once during cooking. Stir in butter until melted. Stir in lemon juice, rind and vanilla. Makes about 1-1/2 cups (375 mL).

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving
PROTEIN: 5 grams
FAT: 13 grams

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