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Easy Apple Amber – Irish Baked Apples Recipe

Today I’ve got something special just for you – a delicious and comforting Irish apple amber recipe. This is a classic dessert that’s been passed down through generations of families, and now it’s yours to make and enjoy! Apple Amber, as it is known in Ireland, is a wonderful treat that combines warm apples with sweet spices, topped with a light meringue giving it an irresistible flavour for St.Patricks day. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

irish apple amber pudding

What is apple amber pudding?

Apple amber pudding is a delectable treat that often gets overlooked! Made by baking apple slices with butter, cinnamon and sugar until it forms a heavenly caramelized apple filling – apple amber pudding is an easy-to-make dessert. It’s the perfect balance of tart apple bits complemented with the sweet meringue that forms as the apple bake. Yum! Give apple amber pudding a try this week for a truly delightful treat.

How is apple amber made?

Apple amber is made by cooking apples and reducing them, so they are soft and pulpy. If you have apple puree, you can use this instead to save some time, then add the other ingredients as normal. When the apple filling is made, you then make the meringue and place it on top of the apple puree and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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Apple filling
meringue on top of pudding
Meringue topping
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Baked Apple Amber

Apple amber in the microwave

If you’re looking to save even more time while cooking apple amber, look no further than the microwave! While it may seem like a modern convenience is required for this old-fashioned treat, popping apple amber into the microwave is a quick and easy way to heat up apple slices with a gooey coating of cinnamon and sugar – all without ever having to preheat the oven. Not only does it make apple amber easier and quicker to prepare, but it also helps keep your kitchen cool in the summertime too. Who said convenience food can’t also be classic?

Microwave apple filling

Put the apples in a bowl with water and butter. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until soft and pulpy. Beat until smooth. Add the sugar, cake crumbs, cinnamon and yolks. Mix well. Transfer to a microwave dish.

Cook uncovered, on medium setting, for about 5 minutes until the meringue is firm and set. Brown lightly under the grill. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Ingredients

For 8 portions you will need the following ingredients:

Apple Filling

  • 900 g Cooking Apples (Peeled, cored and sliced or use ready-made apple puree)
  • 30 ml Water
  • 50 g Butter
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Stale cake crumbs (plain cake)
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Egg yolks

Meringue Topping

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)
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How to make traditional apple amber

Apple Filling

  • Put the apples in a saucepan with water and butter. Cook until soft and pulpy. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, cake crumbs, cinnamon and egg yolks. Mix well. Transfer to an ovenproof dish.
  • Preheat the oven to 150°c/130°c Fan/300°F.

Meringue

  • Put the egg whites into a clean bowl. Beat until stiff and peaky (when the bowl is turned upside down, the whites should stay where they are).
  • Gently fold in the caster sugar with a large metal spoon.

Assemble

  • Add the meringue on top of the apple filling. Sprinkle with granulated sugar if using.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the meringue is light gold. Serve with fresh cream.

Some tips for making this recipe

  1. Puree apples when they are in season and freeze them until needed.
  2. If you don’t have any stale cake crumbs use digestive biscuits instead.
  3. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top of the meringue before popping it in the oven for an extra sweet crunch.
  4. This recipe can be baked in the oven or the microwave!
  5. Love apples? Try my Eve’s pudding. It’s so good!

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

Serving suggestions

This pudding tastes great on it’s own but you could serve it with some fresh cream or ice-cream. For breakfast you can add it to pancakes for an upgraded experience.

Storage

Delicious apple amber pudding is quite the treat! This sweet dessert can be made in advance and is perfect for entertaining, but if you have some leftovers, how long does apple amber pudding keep in the fridge? The answer is a resounding: it depends! Generally, apple amber pudding can stay fresh in the fridge for around 3 to 5 days after you prepare it. But make sure to store it properly by keeping it sealed during this time period. All that’s left to do now is enjoy a spoonful of apple amber heaven!

irish apple amber pudding

Apple Amber – Irish Baked Apples Recipe

Rachel
A classic apple tart filling with a lovely cruch of meringue.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Pudding
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Apple Filling

  • 900 g Cooking Apples (Peeled , cored and sliced or use ready made apple puree)
  • 30 ml Water
  • 50 g Butter
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Stale cake crumbs (plain cake)
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Egg yolks

Meringue Topping

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar (to sprinkle on top (optional))

Instructions
 

Apple Filling

  • Put the apples in a saucepan with water and butter. Cook until soft and pulpy. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, cake crumbs, cinnamon and egg yolks. Mix well. Transfer to a ovenproof dish.
  • Preheat the oven to 150°c/130°c Fan/300°F.

Meringue

  • Put the egg whites into a clean bowl. Beat until stiff and peaky (when the bowl is turned upside down, the whites should stay where they are).
  • Gently fold in the caster sugar with a large metal spoon.

Assemble

  • Add the meringue on top of the apple filling. Sprinkle with granulated sugar if using.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the meringue is light gold. Serve with fresh cream.
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Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 3gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple puree, baked apples
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