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Apple charlotte with toasted brioche

Apple charlotte with toasted brioche

This rather special charlotte is made with toasted slices of brioche instead of finger biscuits and stewed apples. Cooked once assembled, it can be eated warm or cold.

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Last modified on: June 5th 2013

For 1 charlotte, you will need:

How long does it take?

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
55 min.20 min.1 hour 5 min.2 hours 20 min.
Preservation:
1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
20 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #1 Peel 4 apples, cut in four and remove core.
Stage 2
20 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #2 Melt 40 g butter (clarified if possible) in a frying pan over high heat, add apple quarters.

Cook 2 or 3 minutes, then sprinkle with 3 tablespoons caster sugar and cook a few more minutes until well caramelised.

Set aside.
Stage 3
10 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #3 Slice 300 g Stewed apple (compote) fairly thinly (1/2 cm or 0.4 inch thick) and remove crust.

Cut into rectangles same height as your mould, and triangles for top and bottom.

Try the brioches pieces in the mould to check for fit: the rectangles should overlap slightly.
Stage 4
3 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #4 Turn on the grill.

Melt 3 tablespoons Clarified butter.

Put all the brioche pieces on a grill pan or thick baking sheet.
Stage 5
5 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #5 Using a brush, coat each slice of brioche with melted butter, then sprinkle with some caster sugar.
Stage 6
1 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #6 Put under the grill.
Stage 7
5 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #7 Supervise carefully, remove brioche pieces as soon as they are golden brown.

Set aside.
Stage 8
5 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #8 Brush the mould with melted butter, then put in 1 tablespoon caster sugar and spread it around evenly by shaking and turning.

We do this to make turning out easier after cooking.

Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).
Stage 9
3 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #9 Line the mould with brioche pieces, toasted side against the mould, overlapping the rectangles slightly.
Stage 10
2 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #10 Add stewed apples to about ¼ depth of mould.
Stage 11
2 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #11 Then a layer of caramelized apples .
Stage 12
4 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #12 Then a second stewed apples layer, and finally a layer of brioche .
Stage 13
40 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #13 Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Stage 14
20 min.
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #14 Allow to cool a for a while before turning out.
Stage 15
Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #15 Enjoy cold or warm with whipped cream (creme chantilly - delightful!) or real custard (crème anglaise).

Remarks

For a quicker, easier version, don't make caramelized apples, just used more stewed apple.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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