You’ll need the following ingredients to make 1 Apple Charlotte (enough for 6 folks):
3 pounds of peeled, sliced apples
the juice of 1 lemon
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup raisins
10 tablespoons melted butter
1 loaf white bread
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook apples, lemon, ½ cup sugar and cinnamon in a pot on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes, covered. Shake the pan every now and then. Cook until the apples are tender and starting to fall apart.
Spray a spring form pan with cooking spray.
Brush both sides of each slice of bread with melted butter. Mix together 3 tablespoons butter and the cinnamon and sprinkle over one side of bread.
Put 3 slices of bread sugar side up on the bottom of the pan.
Cut 8 slices of bread in half and overlap them while you line the sides pan. Make sure sugar side is out.
Spoon the apple mixture into the bread shell.
Cover with 3 more slices of bread, making sure they’re sugar side up. Trim any sides to make it fit on top. Fold the slices of bread on the side of the pan over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Let it sit on the counter for a few minutes and then, remove the sides of the pan.
Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar (Y’all thought I was kidding, but Southern folks sprinkle everything with confectioner’s sugar!) and serve warm.