Comtoise apple charlotte


Comtoise apple charlotte
This "Comtoise" charlotte, inspired by the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, is a more rustic take on the famous dessert.

It is made with sliced bread, lightly buttered and fried, then filled with sugared apple pieces, drizzled with clarified butter and baked.
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Last modified on: September 15th 2019

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32 min.1 hour1 hour 32 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Remove the crusts from 4 slices Sandwich bread, cut each slice in half to give, ideally, pieces the same height as your mould.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Butter the bread slices on both sides and fry until golden brown.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Use a brush to coat the inside of your charlotte mould with melted butter.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Put 2 tablespoonsful of caster sugar into the buttered mould and shake until the sugar is evenly distributed and stuck to the butter all over.

Stage 5 - 6 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Line the base and sides of the mould with the slices of fried bread, cutting to size where necessary and filling any holes with the trimmings until completely covered (yes, I know, it looks a bit like a jigsaw puzzle or bread Tetris).

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Peel 1 kg apple and cut into small pieces.

Stage 7
Comtoise apple charlotte
Put a third of the apple pieces into the mould and sprinkle generously with sugar.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Continue adding layers of apples and sugar until the mould is completely full. Press down gently.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Prepare 200 g Clarified butter (this can be done well in advance).

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
Pour over the apples...

Stage 11 - 45 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte
...and bake for about 45 minutes.

Stage 12
Comtoise apple charlotte
Turn out onto a plate while still hot.

Serve cold or warm, either on its own or with real custard (crème anglaise) or whipped cream.
Remarks
As usual when cooking apples, choose ones that are fairly acidic: a proper "cooker" like Bramley, or a tart eater (russet, Cox...).
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Source
Based on One of my Grandma Jeanne's recipes.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,931 Kcal or 12,272 Kj18 gr309 gr223 gr
147 %7 %29 %34 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
192 Kcal or 804 Kj1 gr20 gr15 gr
10 %<1 %2 %2 %
Per charlotte
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,931 Kcal or 12,272 Kj18 gr309 gr223 gr
147 %7 %29 %34 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 charlotte : 3.77 €

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