Thursday, October 7, 2010

Apple Charlotte or Apple Brown Betty

Today I decided to make a dessert I haven't made before from this dear little cookbook, which I really should buy. I have offered two other recipes from Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: Macaroni and Cheese and Scrambled Eggs.

Apple Charlotte or Apple Brown Betty (you may compare to the Apple Brown Betty I posted the other day)

This recipe contains only four ingredients and is very easy to make.

2 cups of bread crumbs (I used the food processor)
5 1/2 cups sliced apples
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter

Heat oven to 350ยบ F.
Peel and core apples. Slice very thin.
Grease pan (I used a two-quart baking dish) and sprinkle with some bread crumbs.
Lay a thick layer of apples on the crumbs and scatter some sugar on top.
Dot all over with little pieces of butter.
Start all over again, and continue until dish is full.
The last layer should be bread crumbs.
Pile it high; the apples shrink as they cook.
Bake an hour.
Serve with whipped cream.

As you may guess, this is a sweet, wonderful dessert for an autumn day. I didn't even wait for the whipped cream, and it was perfect.


  1. This is once more proof of how so often the simple things are the best :-)
    I wouldn't need whipped cream with it, either!

  2. Yum. I need a new apple recipe as I am going to try to get in a final apple picking today.

  3. It looks so easy and tampting!! Now I'm visiting the north of Thailand and apple is easy to find here. I might try your recipe one day. And by the way, I'm really glad you're back.

  4. Nan, you are making me hungry-LOL!!! Great recipes-thanks for sharing with us!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Mmm that sounds delicious. I make an apple crisp - but no oatmeal. I think it's a lot better than the oatmeal variety but I'm probably biased :) I've never tried an Apple Charlotte but I'm sure it would be tasty.

    I love that cookbook!

  6. Absolutely, Librarian!

    Sarah, there are a few others under Fruit Desserts, if you click the Recipes tab.

    Jessi, thank you.

    Sherri, it is the sweetest apple dessert I've ever made.

    Island Sparrow, I like them all!

  7. 4 ingredients...I can handle that!

  8. Thanks for this, Nan! I have all of the ingredients on hand...for once!

  9. Staci and Jenclair, it is very sweet!


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