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.
10,5941.5/5 for 2 ratings
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Last modified on: September 15th 2019

For 1 charlotte, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
32 min.1 hour1 hour 32 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte : Photo of step #1
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 : Photo of step #2
Butter the bread slices on both sides and fry until golden brown.

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

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte : Photo of step #4
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 : Photo of step #5
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 : Photo of step #6
Peel 2 lb + 3.2 oz apple and cut into small pieces.

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

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

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

Prepare 7.0 oz Clarified butter (this can be done well in advance).

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte : Photo of step #10
Pour over the apples...

Stage 11 - 45 min.
Comtoise apple charlotte : Photo of step #11
...and bake for about 45 minutes.

Stage 12
Comtoise apple charlotte : Photo of step #12
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...).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,318 Kcal or 13,892 Kj18 gr309 gr223 gr
166 %7 %29 %34 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
217 Kcal or 909 Kj1 gr20 gr15 gr
11 %<1 %2 %2 %
Per charlotte
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,318 Kcal or 13,892 Kj18 gr309 gr223 gr
166 %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).

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Source

Based on One of my Grandma Jeanne's recipes.

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This recipe uses (among others)
AppleApple: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, Express apple tart, Apple and almond gratin, Quince and apple compote, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Roscoff salad, Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe", Breton leek and mushroom tart, Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips., ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eton mess, Oatmeal cake, Apple Batter Puddings, Framboisier, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tarte Normande, Potato gratin, Chicken breasts in a potato crust, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Turban of sole with langoustines, ... All

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