This easy recipe uses white bread to create a dessert that is similar to apple pie and will impress your friends and family! Serve with powdered sugar or whipped cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch bread pan with 1 tablespoon butter. Press bread slices onto the bottom and sides of pan, making sure there are no gaps.

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  • In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons cubed butter. Place apple mixture in bread lined pan. Cover top with bread slices, and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes in pan, then invert onto serving dish.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 56.6g 18% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 11.4mg 4% DV; sodium 418.6mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2012
This royal time-honored recipe (hello -- Downton Abbey -- Mrs. Patmore's near-disaster!) turned out beautifully with the following changes: I melted a stick of butter then brushed it onto about 8 stale hamburger buns (split of course). Then I peeled and quartered 5 granny smith apples then rinsed them and put them into a saucepan with 2T caster sugar and 2T butter over low heat. After about 30 mins of stirring occasionally they became pulpy (next time I'm going to try out-and-out caramelizing them!) so I put them in a bowl and mashed them up. I then added another T butter 3T sugar and 1/4C cream cheese and about 2t each ginger cinnamon nutmeg allspice and pumpkin pie spice. This was not too much spice considering all that bread! Then I buttered an 8in. round casserole and pressed one layer of stale buns on the bottom VERY hard then added half the apple puree then another layer of buns pressing very hard then the rest of the apples then a final layer of buns. I put it in a 350 degree oven for about 45 mins or until the top buns were VERY dark. Then I turned it upside down on a plate and gave it about 10 mins before we dove in. My brother agreed -- heavenly!!! And it held it's shape very well even the next day cut like a pie! Not at all runny! A definite hit a unique mix between a cake and a pie! Next time I might experiment with a different stewed fruit or maybe a custard. Served with ice cream -- the BOMB!!! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2006
I chose this recipe because at the time My Lit class was reading To Kill A Mockingbird and I had to do a project. Well since I'm lazy I decided to make Apple Charlotte because it was mentioned in the book. There are 18 people in my class and no one ate the bread. They smothered the apples with whipped cream and I would be surprised if they could taste the apples. The bread wasn't mushy but the outside was toasted and the inside was flabby. My teacher liked it becaused he said it wasnt too sweet like normal pies. I would suggest using ladyfingers in lieu of bread and maybe a different filling like cherries or strawberries because they produce more sugary juices when being cooked. Read More
(46)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2006
I chose this recipe because at the time My Lit class was reading To Kill A Mockingbird and I had to do a project. Well since I'm lazy I decided to make Apple Charlotte because it was mentioned in the book. There are 18 people in my class and no one ate the bread. They smothered the apples with whipped cream and I would be surprised if they could taste the apples. The bread wasn't mushy but the outside was toasted and the inside was flabby. My teacher liked it becaused he said it wasnt too sweet like normal pies. I would suggest using ladyfingers in lieu of bread and maybe a different filling like cherries or strawberries because they produce more sugary juices when being cooked. Read More
(46)
Rating: 1 stars
07/02/2005
I was intrigued by this recipe and hoped that it might come out more like an apple pie at least in flavor. Because the previous reviewer said this was mushy I adjusted the size of the pan. I used a 9x13" glass pan. This required using an extra half loaf of bread. My family said this tasted like slightly toasted bread with cooked apples. They felt it was way too much bread and way too little apple flavor. I imagine there may be other ways to adjust this recipe to make it better but I'm not game for wasting more bread on it. Sorry I can't recommend this one. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Tried the recipe turned out mushy dont know what I did wrong? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2012
This royal time-honored recipe (hello -- Downton Abbey -- Mrs. Patmore's near-disaster!) turned out beautifully with the following changes: I melted a stick of butter then brushed it onto about 8 stale hamburger buns (split of course). Then I peeled and quartered 5 granny smith apples then rinsed them and put them into a saucepan with 2T caster sugar and 2T butter over low heat. After about 30 mins of stirring occasionally they became pulpy (next time I'm going to try out-and-out caramelizing them!) so I put them in a bowl and mashed them up. I then added another T butter 3T sugar and 1/4C cream cheese and about 2t each ginger cinnamon nutmeg allspice and pumpkin pie spice. This was not too much spice considering all that bread! Then I buttered an 8in. round casserole and pressed one layer of stale buns on the bottom VERY hard then added half the apple puree then another layer of buns pressing very hard then the rest of the apples then a final layer of buns. I put it in a 350 degree oven for about 45 mins or until the top buns were VERY dark. Then I turned it upside down on a plate and gave it about 10 mins before we dove in. My brother agreed -- heavenly!!! And it held it's shape very well even the next day cut like a pie! Not at all runny! A definite hit a unique mix between a cake and a pie! Next time I might experiment with a different stewed fruit or maybe a custard. Served with ice cream -- the BOMB!!! Read More
(5)