Bramley Cooking apples, photo by PH Morton
This is a very quick and easy recipe for such a fantastic tasting pudding.
Apple Charlotte is a layered apple cake. Apparently it was an original creation of Marc-Antoine Careme and pudding may possibly its name in honour of Queen Charlotte, the consort of George III.
Apple is a very health giving fruit. It is full of pectin and fibre, which aid detoxing and digestion respectively. Apples are also enriched with vitamin C and K as well as flavonoids.
Apple Charlotte Recipe
4 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced or chopped
2 tbsp honey or 4 grams caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
8 slices of bread, I like using brioche bread slices, they are naturally soft and sweet
4 oz butter
Method of preparation:
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees centigrade.
In a saucepan, heat the apples with two tablespoons of water. When beginning to soften, stir until the slices/pieces have turned into a thick puree.
Add the honey or sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and a small knob of butter.
Butter both sides of the slices of bread.
Using a greased deep cake tin, line the bottom and the sides with the bread, overlap to ensure that there are no gaps, put aside a couple of pieces of bread to line the top.
Spoon in the apple puree into the lined tin. Cover the apple puree mix with the bread slices, that was set aside.
Bake in the oven for at least half an hour or until the bread have turned golden brown.
Serve hot with cream or custard.