Apple Charlotte

1 review, 3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

This recipe is adapted from one developed by Chuck Williams and James Beard in 1980.


4 pounds Golden Delicious Apples
3 tablespoon Unsalted butter
8 tablespoon Unsalted butter
1 cup Sugar
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 pound Country white bread; sliced 1/4 inch and crusts removed
1 cup Heavy cream; sweetened and whipped

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 400F. Peel, quarter and core apples; slice thinly. In a large saute pan over medium-low

heat, melt 3 Tbs. butter. Add apples, sugar and vanilla. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender

and juices evaporate, 20-25 min. To make clarified butter, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt

8 Tbs. butter until solids separate from fat. Drain clear butter into a dish; discard solids. With a

2" round cookie cutter, cut out 4 circles of bread. Fit a circle into the bottom of each of 4 mini-charlotte

molds. Cut remaining slices into 2" x 3" pieces to make at least 25 pieces. Brush both sides of pieces

generously with clarified butter. Fit 5-6 pieces, standing upright, into each mold, overlapping the pieces.

Spoon about 1/4 cup cooked apples into each bread-lined mold, packing apples firmly to rim. Fold bread

tops into center, overlapping each other. Set molds on a baking sheet. Bake until tops are golden and very crisp, 20-25 minutes. Cool 10-15 min. Carefully remove charlottes from molds, transfer to individual dessert plates, top side up, and serve with whipped cream.

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   
Calories Per Serving: 2900 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Apple Charlotte

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

[I posted this recipe.]
sfdoc 8y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free