Skillet Apple Charlotte

Skillet Apple Charlotte

  

June 8, 2011

adapted from Jacques Pepin

  • Makes: Serves 6.

Ingredients

3-4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into sixths

2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp honey or Roger's Golden Syrup

3 Tbsp butter

4 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed

1 tsp sugar

sour cream, for serving

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 400°. In an 8-9 inch cast iron skillet, arrange the apples snugly, cored side up. Add the maple syrup, honey and 2 tablespoons of the butter and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook, gently shaking the pan occasionally, until the apples are tender, 5 minutes.

2Uncover and cook over high heat, shaking the pan a few times, until the liquid is evaporated and the apples are caramelized, about 7 minutes.

3Arrange the bread slices in a square on a work surface. Trim the corners of the slices to form a round the size of the skillet. Spread the bread with the remaining butter.

4Arrange the bread over the apples, buttered side up, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, until the bread is toasted. Invert the Charlotte onto a plate.

5Cut into wedges and serve warm with a dollop of sour cream.

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