Apple Charlotte


75g breadcrumbs

50g suet

450g apples   (peeled and cored and sliced)

Grated  rind of 1 lemon

75-100g Demerara sugar

25g margarine


  • Mix together breadcrumbs, suet, sugar and lemon rind.
  • Put alternate layers of apple and breadcrumb mixture in a heatproof 1 pint pudding bowl.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice and finish with a layer of breadcrumbs.
  • Dob with margarine.
  • Bake in 350F /180C or Gas mark 4 for 1 hour.
  • serves 4


15 thoughts on “Apple Charlotte

  1. Looked at half a dozen recipes before I found the RIGHT one- yours. The one my mother always used to make.Thanks.c


  2. As above, my mum made it this way and it was my favourite pud as a child. Making it for friends tomorrow, thanks for posting the recipe.


  3. received the following email comment from Liz. Great to see our recipes are being used!:
    Just to say huge thanks for your apple charlotte recipe. Like the other person who commented, my Mum used to make this plus the Corona cafe in Guildford, and couldn’t find the recipe anywhere else. I have just made a version with plums – sublime.


  4. I had some breadcrumbs left over from my Xmas puddings so this is just what I wanted. It has always been my favourite. Here in Au8stralia I still make my own puddings.


  5. My all time favourite pudding as a child. I enjoy this with rhubarb too. Delicious. Thank you, as I couldn’t find the recipe anywhere online.


  6. At last! I thought I was imagining my mother’s Apple Charlotte made with bread crumbs and suet until I found this. Thank you so much… a treat for Dad this Sunday.


      • OMG… that brought back memories! Dad’s eyes lit up just the sight of it, and hubby was most impressed too. The lemon addition really lifts it… a bit exotic/expensive for a 50’s bride perhaps. A permanent place in my repertoire awaits. Delicious 😋
        Sarah – Treasurer of Ribby with Wrea WI, Lancashire


  7. Haven’t seen this recipe since I made it in home economics. And at 63 can’t wait to taste this again….. so thank you very much 🫶🏻😁


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