Bonfire night treat meets classic comfort food in this doubly delicious dessert that your family won’t be able to resist!


3 red dessert apples

Juice ½ lemons

4 tbsp golden caster sugar

397g can caramel

6 finger rolls, sliced into rounds

3 eggs

400ml full-fat milk

200ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

Ice cream, to serve (optional)


Core the apples, and then slice into rings about as thick as a 50p piece. Toss through the lemon juice and 2 tbsp sugar.

Spread about 2 /3 of the caramel over the base of a large baking dish (ours was 20 x 30cm).

Layer the rolls and apple rings in the dish in overlapping lines. Dot spoonfuls of the leftover caramel here and there, leaving bits of apple poking out.

In a jug, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp sugar. Pour the mixture over the rolls and apples, making sure it’s all well covered, then wrap in cling film.

Set aside for at least 30 mins, or overnight, in the fridge.

Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3.

Uncover the pudding and scatter with the remaining 1 tbsp sugar. Bake for 45-50 mins until the top is golden and the custard has set.

The caramel should be bubbling around the edges and the pudding puffed up.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, if you like.