Fruit Charlotte a la Grannymar
Stewed apple is the more common fruit in a Charlotte.
Why not ring the changes with any one of the following:-
Apricots, damsons, gooseberries, pears, plums, rhubarb or raspberries.
For the Topping:
2ozs butter *
6ozs wholegrain brown breadcrumbs
2ozs Demerara sugar
2ozs roasted mixed nuts, chopped **
Simmer the chosen fruit in lemonade or water until soft, set aside and keep warm.
Prepare the topping by melting the butter and stirring in the remaining ingredients. Spoon the warm fruit into a shallow heatproof dish and sprinkle over the topping.
Place the dish on a low shelf under the grill and toast for 5-10 minutes until the topping is golden brown.
Serve immediately with custard or cream.
* Without the melted butter it makes a crisper topping.
** Don’t forget pistachios or pecan nuts for a change.