The onset of autumn always makes us, here in the parlor, crave comfort food. Today we are serving apple pudding, from a recipe found at the back of The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert. The novels are set in the 1910s, and Mrs. Beeton has been mentioned in this or the last book in the series, so it's likely that the recipe is a traditional dessert or, least, a modified version of one. Either way, we think it's scrumptious, with the apples so soft they are almost melting, the layer of thick, delicious syrup on the bottom, and the brown sugary goodness of the cake. We are serving Yorkshire Gold, of course, to accompany this Lake District dessert.