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Apple charlotte

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Stay inside on a cold winters day and bake this wonderful winter warmer. Best served drizzled with cream or custard.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:4
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Apple(s) Bramley
  • 225g 8 oz Apple(s) Cox or Braeburn
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Lemon zest finely grated
  • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  • 9 9 Bread brown bread slices
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • Double cream to serve

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Peel, core and slice the apples. Place in a pan with 2 tbsp water and the caster sugar and lemon zest if using.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water
    • 500g 17⅝ oz Apple(s) Cox or Braeburn
    • 225g 8 oz Apple(s) Cox or Braeburn
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 1 1 Lemon zest finely grated
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cover and cook the apples over a medium heat for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally until they are stewed, soft and fluffy. Then leave to cool.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6).

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    You will need 4 x 300ml ovenproof pudding moulds. Remove the crusts from the bread, draw around the moulds and cut out four circles to fit the base and top of the pudding moulds. Cut the remaining bread into 5cm wide fingers.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 9 9 Bread brown bread slices
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Generously butter the bread on both sides and use it to line the base and sides of the moulds, overlapping the slices and making sure there are no gaps. Press the bread firmly into the sides of the tins.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Beat the egg yolk into the apples then spoon into the bread lines cases, top with the remaining circles of bread, press down firmly.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Place the puddings in a baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins or until they are golden brown and crisp.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 mins.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Double cream to serve
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Invert the moulds onto four plates and serve hot with the cream poured over.