Apple & blackberry Charlotte

Apple & blackberry Charlotte

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Prep: 50 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

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Serves 6
Fluffy stewed apples paired with juicy blackberries makes a comforting autumnal pudding

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal426
  • fat15g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs72g
  • sugars45g
  • fibre4g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 450g Bramley apples



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • zest and juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 450g blackberries



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 100g butter, melted, plus extra butter for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 10 slices white bread, crusts removed


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Peel, quarter and core the apples, then roughly chop. Tip into a saucepan with the cinnamon, lemon zest and juice. Cook over a low heat until soft, then take off the heat and stir in the sugar, blackberries and breadcrumbs.

  2. Generously butter an 18cm deep tin or Charlotte mould. Cut the bread into the shapes you need to cover the base and sides of your tin. Dip one side of each piece of bread in the melted butter, then place in the tin, buttered side down, with each piece slightly overlapping. Spoon in the fruit, then make a buttery bread lid cover. Bake for 1 hr until the lid is crisp. Carefully turn onto a plate, leaving the tin on, leave for 15 mins, then lift off.

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Frantic Flapjack
13th Nov, 2018
This came out of the mould very badly even though I cooled it a bit before attempting to turn it out. I reduced the sugar to 125g. It tasted lovely. We had some with pouring cream.
17th Jul, 2015
This is so delicious - like a hot variation of a summer pudding. Wonderful.
18th Sep, 2011
Made this for pudding for our Sunday lunch, it was lovely! Instead of using blackberries (as we had non) I added cherries, a little fruits of the forest and served with Custard. I would highly recommend it and would work well with cream too.
9th Sep, 2010
My family loved this! My 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter have been enjoying it on its own - no icecream, custard etc - so it must be good!! Just as good cold too.
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23rd Aug, 2010
Just made this using pears instead of apple and it was very tasty, BUT it kind of slid out of the tin much more easily than I expected it to and collapsed all over the work surface, mostly managing to miss the plate I had intended it to sit on! So it ended up in a big messy heap nothing like the pic but it was still yummy :-)
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