Waldorf Pudding

Waldorf Pudding
Recipe by Dana McCauley

Waldorf Pudding was the 2nd option for the Sweets course on Titanic's 1st class menu. The original recipe for this dish is lost in Edwardian times, so McCauley invented this one with the classic ingredients in the famous Waldorf salad; walnuts, raisins and apples. This is an eggy custard whose mild taste is elevated with the addition of the crystallized ginger. The little bit of ginger really brings out the brightness of the apples. Enjoy!

Makes 6 to 8 servings

2 large tart apples, peeled
1/2 cup sultana (golden raisins)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 tbsp. butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups milk
4 egg yolks, beaten
Pinch finely ground nutneg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, halved

1. Thinly slice apples. Stir in raisins, lemon juice, and ginger. In skillet, melt butter over high heat; add apple mixture and cook for 1 minute. Stir in 2 Tbsp. of the sugar. Cook stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until the apples are lightly caramelized. Scrape apple mixture and syrup into 10-inch round glass baking dish. Reserve.

2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk just until bubbles form around edges. Whisking constantly, add some of the milk to eggs; whisk until well incorporated; add the remaining milk, nutmeg, and vanilla, and mix well. Pour over apple mixture.

3. Set baking dish inside large roasting pan; pour enough boiling water in roasting pan to come halfway up sides of baking dish. Place in 325 F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until custard is set but still jiggly. Carefully remove baking dish to cooling rack; sprinkle with walnuts. Cool to room temperature before serving.


Jeff Rasmussen said...

That looks delicious! If I was on the Titanic, I'd be spending my last minutes eating this! I'm really enjoying this project!

Anna Blew said...

This looks and is discusting. I'm sorry with my negativity, but I made it and tried it, and it was absolutely horrible. I'm usually open to trying new things, but this one was not a hit. Maybe I followed one of the steps wrong...If I had to rate this out of 5, I'd give it a 2.

Dragon said...

Anna, this wasn't my favourite dessert either but I didn't find it as offensive as you did. It's not my recipe so, no need to apologize for being negative. We all have different tastes. :)

Bob McGown said...

Hello Warrior Princess, I have just started cooking and have found a new love it something I am really enjoying. I was searching some of the food sites and got directed to yours. I have really enjoyed checking out your recipes especially the ones from the Titanic Menu. There are a lot of your recipes I am going to try thanks for a great web site.

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