Pwdin Eva (Welsh Apple Dessert)

Vickie Parks


Pwdin Eva (or Eve's Pudding) is somewhat similar to an apple cobbler. It's a classic Welsh dessert made with apples that are baked in their own juices and then is topped with a light vanilla sponge layer that's baked to a golden finish. It's a delicious fruit dessert with a sweet tangy undertone.


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15 Min
40 Min


  • 1 1/3 lb
    cooking apples - peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 6 Tbsp
    light brown sugar (or light muscovado sugar)
  • 1 small
    lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 7 Tbsp
  • 1/2 cup
    sugar (caster sugar or super-fine sugar are best, but you can use granulated sugar)
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 13 Tbsp
    self-rising flour (it's 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp)
  • ·
    vanilla custard or whipped cream (for serving)

How to Make Pwdin Eva (Welsh Apple Dessert)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place apple chunks, brown sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and cinnamon in bowl, and toss until apples are well coated. Transfer to a 9-inch (2-liter) baking dish, and set aside.
  3. Beat the butter and white sugar in a medium size bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Sift the flour into the bowl, and stir to incorporate flour into the butter mixture.
  4. Spread the dough evenly over the apples. Place the baking dish in preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned and cooked evenly.
  5. Lightly dust the top with a bit of white sugar, and serve immediately with custard or whipped cream. Or let cool, and serve later at room temperature.

    TIP: This will freeze well for up to 3 months if wrapped well. Defrost thoroughly, then reheat thawed pudding at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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About Pwdin Eva (Welsh Apple Dessert)

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Wales

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