Peasant Pudding is presumably so called because it’s simple and cheap to make. It’s also quick to throw together and yummy to eat.
This version is heavy on the apples in proportion to the pudding side of things, and comes from an old notebook of my Mum’s. The quantities are therefore British Imperial measures.

Peasant Pudding

1 1/2 lbs apples.
Sugar to sweeten.

6 oz porridge oats
3 oz demerara sugar
3 oz butter.

Peel, then stew the apples in a little water, sweetening with sugar to taste. Leave to cool.

Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the sugar, then stir in the oats till coated.

Layer the mix in a dish, either apple or oats uppermost – it doesn’t really matter!

Serve cold as it is, or with anything you fancy: cream, evaporated milk, ice cream…

  • There’s no photo because, well, I  had to be sure it tasted ok… 🙂

UPDATE: However, given the query below, here’s a picture of porridge oats.

porridge oats

As the photo is of a brand (Morrisons),  here’s a link to that supermarket chain’s website, as thanks for use of the image.

3 thoughts on “Peasant Pudding

    1. I’ve added a pic, as I’d never really thought about ‘what are?’ before. Coarse oatmeal, I guess. It’s like stewed apple with soft flapjacks (muesli bars), rather than a hard pastry crust.

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      1. I had to look it up, because it sounded interesting. They are cut up a bit more than oatmeal, so that they are cooked into a finer texture. Porridge is one of those things that I have heard of, but never actually seen.


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