Apple Charlotte

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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.

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