Down East Apple Pudding

6 med. sized tart apples

3 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1 1/2 cup sifted robin hood flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg well beaten

3/4 cup water or milk

1 1oz. square semi-sweetened chocolate – grated

Grease a 10x6x2 inch baking dish. Quarter, core and peel apples. Slice and arrange in bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with the 3 Tbsp. sugar.

Measure shortening into mixing bowl and allow to stand to become soft. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream shortening until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, mixing until creamy. Add beaten eggs, bet well. Add dry ingredients alternating with water or milk, folding in lightly after each addition. Pour over apples, sprinkle grated chocolate over top and batter. Bake in oven,  preheated to 350* in moderate oven  for 45-50 minutes.

Cut into squares. Serve warm with lemon sauce or brown sugar sauce.

Yield 8 Servings

(May used canned fruits)

– Mrs. Miller

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