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German Apple Pudding

Our family has decided we may like this even better than apple pie! It's almost a magical recipe because you make a batter and spread it on the bottom of your baking dish, then top with chopped fresh apples, sprinkle with brown sugar, and drizzle with melted butter. As it cooks, the batter comes up to the top and bakes golden and delicious (especially the edges) because of the butter. The apples are snug underneath and the perfect consistency. So incredible with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


German Apple Pudding

Serves 6

1 cup gluten free 1:1 flour

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup milk

2 teaspoons baking powder

2/3 cup sugar

1 egg

Apples, peeled and chopped (I used 4 medium apples)

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons butter, melted

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, milk, baking powder, sugar, and egg until a smooth batter. Pour into a greased baking dish. Cover top with chopped apples, then sprinkle with brown sugar and pour over butter. Bake at 350° F for 25 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.


This recipe from my grandma is a keeper for sure! We loved it so much. It comes together quickly too. You make a simple batter, spread it in a greased baking dish, then top with chopped apples. Her recipe didn't specify an amount of apples, so you can figure out what you like, but I did 4 medium sized apples and think it was the perfect amount! Sprinkle the apples with brown sugar, then drizzle the melted butter over all. That's it!

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, and the magic happens. The cake rises to the top and the apples go underneath. The butter makes the edges so delicious.

This reminded me of a chocolate pudding cake recipe I used to make for my oldest son's birthdays. I will have to share that here as well! Be sure to try this with some ice cream. Heaven!

Recipe Source: Recipe from my Grandma Carol Preece


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