Ds and I are reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy for our summer homeschool. One of the things mentioned in the book is bird nests puddening. Ds and I would like to make this dessert, but I'm not really sure how. Does anyone have any recipes that are good and 'authentic'. Thanks so much! Oh and does anyone know what rye'n'injun is? Edited to add a recipe. 6 tart apples, peeled and cored 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon maple flavoring (we used syrup) 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt whipping cream or ice cream Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2 quart baking dish with butter or PAM spray. Peel and core the apples. Place apples in the baking dish and fill the holes with brown sugar. Slightly press the sugar into the holes. Sprinkle the nutmeg over the apples. (Cinnamon tastes just as good!) Place baking dish in the oven and let the apples start baking while you prepare the batter. Crack eggs into mixing bowl. Beat with a fork til foamy. Stir in milk and maple flavoring. Measure out flour, cream of tartar, baking powder and salt sifting them together into a separate mixing bowl. Stir in remaining brown sugar. (We had about 1/2 cup remaining after filling the apples.) Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Remove baking dish from the oven and pour the batter evenly over and around the apples. Bake for about 45 minutes more, or until the crust has browned. Serve each serving onto a plate so that the apple is "nested" in the crust. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. ENJOY!