Apple Charlottes with Cinnamon Cream Recipe

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20 min


45 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 712 kCal 36%
Fat 46g 66%
  -  Saturates 69g 345%


  • 100g (5oz) butter, plus a tbsp for greasing
  • 1kg (2lb 4oz) golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 vanilla pod, split in half and seeds scraped out
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Calvados
  • 200g (7oz) loaf brioche, thinly sliced
  • 300ml (½ pt) double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the apples, lemon juice, vanilla pod & seeds and sugar. Simmer gently for 15-20 minutes until the apples break down.

  • Stir through the calvados and simmer for another 10 minutes. Discard the vanilla pod and leave the apples to cool.

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/Gas 4. Grease 6 individual pudding basins with butter and line with the brioche overlapping them slightly, saving some for the top.

  • Spoon in the cooled apple mixture and top with the reserved brioche. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.

  • Meanwhile lightly whip the cream with the cinnamon & vanilla to soft peaks. Leave the apple charlottes to cool slightly before turning out onto plates and serving with the cinnamon cream.

Top Tip

This is a great recipe for using up slightly stale bread instead of using the brioche.

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