Harking back to old style puddings this is easy to make and is good old fashioned comfort food! Surprisingly this is a requested dessert in my household! Perhaps it’s my (bad) memories of school that have taken me so long to re-discover semolina!

You will need (for 4 people and leftovers!):

1 Apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
½ cup of fine grain Semolina
2 cups of full cream milk (or substitute some milk with cream)
50g butter
¼ cup of caster sugar
2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
¼ cup of walnut small pieces (optional)
1½ tablespoons of honey
Shake of Season
Generous shake of caster sugar for topping


Pre Heat oven to 180º c or 160 c for a fan oven

Butter an oven to table glass or ceramic dish – about 1 – 1½ litre capacity

Gently heat in a saucepan, the milk, sugar, lemon zest and butter. Stir to dissolve sugar…when almost at boiling point take off the heat and stir in the semolina. It should be thick. If necessary return to a gentle heat to thicken semolina.

Stir through the walnuts (if using)

Pour into buttered dish, arrange apple slices on top, pour warmed honey over apple and then sprinkle with caster sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for around 35 minutes.

Allow to cool before serving. Can be re-heated (gently) in the microwave.


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