Recipe: Apple And Berry Charlotte Puddings

APPLE AND BERRY CHARLOTTE PUDDINGS

When you bake bread into a dessert it transforms into something very special. Bread and butter pudding is the obvious example... but this charlotte pudding is heavenly. It's crammed with a mixture of apple and berries with a crisp golden cinnamon bread casing.

Ingredients

  • 250 g apple sauce
  • 1 handful frozen berries, thawed
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 75 g salted butter
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 12 slices thick white bread, stale
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 200ºC.

mix the berries & apples

Step 2

Mix The Berries & Apples

Stir together the apple sauce and thawed mixed berries in a bowl to evenly combine and turn the mixture a reddish/pink tinge.

Prepare the bread

Step 3

Prepare The Bread

Melt the butter in a small pan and add the brown sugar and cinnamon, then pour into a small tray or deep plate. Cut the crusts off of the bread and cut into strips that’ll fit your molds

line the moulds with bread

Step 4

Line The Moulds With Bread

Dip them in the cinnamon butter and use to line individual dariole moulds or ramekins, facing the butter side out.

fill the container

Step 5

Fill The Container

Press them firmly into place so that they overlap slightly. Fill the centre with the apple and berry mixture.

cover and bake

Step 6

Cover And Bake

Cover the top with another round of bread (cut with a cutter to fit for ease), butter side up. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the bread is golden and crisp.

Turn out and serve

Step 7

Turn Out And Serve

Turn out onto a serving bowl and serve with cream or ice cream for the perfect hot/cold combo. Makes 4

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