Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce.

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce. So Yummy!

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, what a delicious and easy dessert this is! Oh boy! Having lived in Holland for over 5 years now, I've come to love all things apple as much as the Dutch do!

Where ever you go, there are apple pies, puddings, tarts, cakes.. if they can make a dessert using apples, then they will! Another Dutch recipe I often make is our delicious Dutch Buttercake (Boterkoek) recipe. This is usually served with a cup of coffee. I usually make 2 at a time because it goes so fast!

Here's a photo of what it looks like.

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Dutch Buttercake (Boterkoek) . This is a moist, soft butter cake, famous in the Netherlands. Often served with a cup of coffee. Easy to make and very popular!

I decided on this dessert as I had some friends over for dinner a few weeks ago and wanted to make something with apples. It's a definite winner if you serve apple to a Dutch person!

So I thought I would do a combination of a cake and apple pudding type recipe and then make up a quick butterscotch sauce to pour over the top when serving. Well..... it was a HIT! Everyone loved it!

If you'd like to make just the butterscotch sauce, for example, to drizzle over ice cream or for another dessert, just skip straight to the ingredients and instructions for that.

I made a few in ramekins and then also an extra one in a pan so I could give you the timings for both. For the ramekins, I did make them a little fancy (because of the guests), by using some squares of parchment to line them, then I took the puddings out once cooked and placed them in serving containers, but of course you don't need to go to that trouble if you don't want to!

Can I freeze this

As for freezing, this Dutch apple pudding will freeze very nicely, and when you want to serve, bring to room temperature and reheat, covered with foil in a low oven or just microwave until warmed through.

The butterscotch sauce is a lovely addition. It is a perfect pairing with apples and when it is drizzled warm over the pudding it is a delight to eat! It takes no time at all to make, so you can just do that part of the recipe just before serving if you wish.

Can I add nuts or raisins

In some of the photos, you will see I have also added raisins. I've made this a few times now, and I just like adding different things!

You can also sprinkle some chopped pecans, or perhaps add some peaches or pears with the apples. Really, the sky's the limit! Even sprinkle some dried cranberries for a Christmas feel if you wanted!

So I hope you will enjoy this Dutch apple pudding with butterscotch sauce as much as we have in Holland. It's a nice easy recipe and very flexible so make it your own and have fun baking!

Prep time

15 minutes

Baking time

30 - 40 minutes

Serving size

6 - 8 persons

Equipment

4 - 6 ramekins or 1 deep ovenproof dish, approx 10 x 5 inches. (doesn't have to be exact)

Ingredients

The Cake Batter:

3/4 Cup or 170 g butter, room temperature
1 cup or 200 grams sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
3 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup or 180 ml milk
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
2 1/2 cups or 310 grams all-purpose / plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The Topping:

2 - 3 apples (peeled and cut into chunks)
1/2 Cup Sultanas or raisins (optional)
A squeeze of lemon juice
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Grated zest of half an Orange

Butterscotch Sauce Ingredients

1/2 cup or 100g caster sugar
3 Tablespoons water
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups (10 fl oz) or 300ml Heavy or Double Cream

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C. Grease 4 medium sized ramekins or an ovenproof deep dish measuring approx 10 inches x 5 inches. (It doesn't have to be exact).

If using ramekins, after greasing, simply line with some cut-out squares of parchment paper. This is not necessary if serving directly from the ramekins, I lifted mine out and served on other dishes just for a decoration.

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, showing apples
Cut the apples in to even sized chunks

2. In a large bowl, add the peeled apple chunks, and the other ingredients for the topping. Mix well so the apples are nicely coated. Set aside.

3. Make the cake batter by sieving the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Then in a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs slowly, with a tablespoon of the flour mixture to avoid the batter from splitting.

Creaming butter and sugar for Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Cream until batter is light and fluffy

Add the oil, vanilla, orange juice and spices. Mix well, then add HALF of the milk and HALF of the flour. Mix then add the remaining milk and finally the remaining flour.

4. Using a spoon, place spoonfuls of batter around the sides of the baking dish, and a few spoonfuls on the bottom.

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, filling ramekins
Here's one in a small ramekin

Add the apples to the middle of the dish, and continue with spoonfuls of batter around the edges until it is all used up.

Pile up the apples in the center, so in the end, you have the cake batter around the sides of the dish and the apples in the middle. Sprinkle some sultanas or raisins if using.

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, filling ramekins
This one is done in a larger oven dish

5. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes for ramekins and roughly 40 minutes for a larger pan.

Test by inserting a skewer in the cake batter and seeing if it comes out clean.

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce. So Yummy!

When done, remove from the oven and allow to rest whilst you make the butterscotch sauce.

How to make the butterscotch sauce


6. In a pan, dissolve the sugar with the water over a low heat. Bring to the boil but don’t stir at all.

When the sugar is a dark golden caramel, whisk in butter. Remove from the heat and stir in the double cream.

When ready for serving, drizzle some warm butterscotch sauce over the top of the apple pudding and enjoy!

You can also serve the sauce separately in a jug so everyone can help themselves.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Dutch apple pudding with butterscotch sauce recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce. So Yummy!

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Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce. So Yummy!

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Yield: 6 - 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce.

Ingredients

The Topping:

  • 2 - 3 apples, peeled and cut to chunks
  • 1/2 Cup Sultanas or raisins, optional
  • A sqeeze of lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Grated zest of half an Orange

The Cake Batter:

  • 3/4 Cup or 170 g butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup or 180 ml milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 1/2 cups or 310 grams all purpose / plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup or 200 grams sugar

Butterscotch Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup or 100g caster sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cups or 300ml Heavy or Double Cream, 10 fl oz

Instructions

  1. Pre - heat oven to 350 F or 180 C. Grease 4 medium sized ramekins or an ovenproof deep dish measuring approx 10 inches x 5 inches. (It doesn't have to be exact). If using ramekins, after greasing, simply line with some cut out squares of parchment paper. This is not necessary if serving directly from the ramekins, I lifted mine out and served on other dishes just for a decoration.
  2. In a large bowl, add the peeled apple chunks, and the other ingredients for the topping. Mix well so the apples are nicely coated. Set aside.
  3. Make the cake batter by sieving the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Then in a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs slowly, with a tablespoon of the flour mixture to avoid the batter from splitting. Add the oil, vanilla, orange juice and spices. Mix well, then add HALF of the milk and HALF of the flour. Mix then add the remaining milk and finally the remaining flour.
  4. Using a spoon, place spoonfuls of batter around the sides of the baking dish, and a few spoonfuls on the bottom. Add the apples to the middle of the dish, and continue with spoonfuls of batter around the edges until it is all used up. Pile up the apples in the center, so in the end, you have the cake batter around the sides of the dish and the apples in the middle. Sprinkle some sultanas or raisins if using.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes for ramekins and roughly 40 minutes for a larger pan. Test by inserting a skewer in the cake batter and seeing if it comes out clean.
  6. When done, remove from the oven and allow to rest whilst you make the butterscotch sauce.

Make the Butterscotch Sauce

  1. In a pan, dissolve the sugar with the water over a low heat. Bring to the boil but don’t stir at all. When the sugar is a dark golden caramel, whisk in butter. Remove from the heat and stir in double cream.
  2. When ready for serving, drizzle some warm butterscotch sauce over the top of the apple pudding and enjoy! You can also serve the sauce separately in a jug so everyone can help themselves.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 805Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 101gFiber: 4gSugar: 64gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. I made the recipe, it turned out beautiful and good tasting . . . but, no pudding. . . did I bake the cakes to long, I checked the cakes often, the toothpick did not come out clean. . . .