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Apple charlotte with toasted brioche

Step by step recipe:


  1. 20 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #1Peel 4 apples, cut in four and remove core.
  2. 20 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #2Melt 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.
  3. 10 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #3Slice 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.
  4. 3 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #4Turn on the grill.

    Melt 3 tablespoons Clarified butter.

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

    Set aside.
  8. 5 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #8Brush 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).
  9. 3 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #9Line the mould with brioche pieces, toasted side against the mould, overlapping the rectangles slightly.
  10. 2 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #10Add stewed apples to about ¼ depth of mould.
  11. 2 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #11Then a layer of caramelized apples .
  12. 4 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #12Then a second stewed apples layer, and finally a layer of brioche .
  13. 40 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #13Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  14. 20 min.Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #14Allow to cool a for a while before turning out.
  15. Apple charlotte with toasted brioche : Photo of step #15Enjoy 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.

Source:

Home made.

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