|Baked Apple Tapioca Pudding|
The following recipe comes from a collection of recipes found in a manuscript journal located in the H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. The manuscript is attributed to Ann Maria Morris and the date of 1824 is written on the inside cover. The recipe below is one of many from the manuscript that will be included in a book I am writing. The book will contain biographical information about Mrs. Morris, an annotated transcript of the entire manuscript as it was written, and a section of modern recipe adaptations (including this one!).
Cut six or eight apples into small pieces one full tea cup of tapioca, two table spoons full of white sugar, a little salt, juice of a lemon, a little rind grated sufficient boiling water to cover the apples after putting them into a large baking pan—Bake one hour in a moderate oven—Suzette
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|1884 - Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book by Mary Lincoln (Boston)|
|1886 - The Woman Suffrage Cook Book by Hattie A. Burr (Boston)|
|1893 - Favorite Dishes by Carrie Shuman (Chicago)|
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About the Recipe
Tapioca Pudding: Modern Recipe Adaptation
Day 1: Soak the Tapioca
- 1/2 Cup Small Pearl Tapioca (not instant)
- 2 Cups Water
- 6 Apples, Peeled and Cut into Bite-Size Chunks
- 1 Cup Soaked Tapioca
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Grated Zest of 1 Lemon
- 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 1/2 Cups Boiling Water
- Heat the oven to 350º F..
- Greases a large (10" x 15") baking pan and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the apples, soaked tapioca, sugar, lemon, zest, and salt. Then, add the boiling water and mix again.
- Pour into the the prepared casserole dish.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, until the center of the pudding doesn't shake when jiggled.
- Allow the pudding to cool completely. As it cools it will thicken up.
- Serve with sweet biscuits such as lady fingers, jumbals, or any other sugar cookie and top with whipped cream.