Feeling like it is fall weather I was inspired to keep the apple theme going. I am very ready for summer weather to arrive here in the Ottawa Valley. In the meantime I will continue to enjoy baking and creating with apples and Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread!
This is a submission for the “Sun-Maid Raisin Canadian Family Recipe Contest”. I am hoping to win a Sun-Maid catered brunch for 10 just in time for Father’s Day OR a years supply of Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread! Yum!
4 Apples peeled cored and sliced thinly
1/2 Lemon Juiced and
1/2 Lemon Zest
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla
6 TBSP Butter
6 Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread Slices
1 Egg white
1/8 Cup Sugar
Preheat oven to 375′
Peel and core the four apples. Slice thinly so they will cook evenly. Zest and juice the 1/2 lemon. Add apples, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well so that the apples are well coated.
Cook on medium heat in skillet until apples break down, can take up to 15 minutes. Once the apples are broken down add 1/8 Cup of Sugar (adjust to taste depending on tartness of apples) and 2 Tablespoons of butter. Cook until mixture thickens and sugar is Incorporated, about 20 minutes.
Melt 4 Tablespoons of butter. Cut the 6 Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread Slices in half and roll out with a rolling pin. Melt the remainder of the butter, coat each slice of bread with the melted butter. Starting at the bottom of a 1 Litre baking dish (6×6) place 4 of the 1/2 slices of bread to cover the bottom, sprinkle with sugar , spread 1/2 of the apple mixture on top of the bread and repeat until top is the last of the bread.
Whisk together the sugar an egg white and pour over the top of the dish. Bake until browned, about 25 minutes. Best served warm and with whip cream or ice cream.
I did the same but in a ramekin. I paced the bread slices in the ramekin and let it overhang. After the layers were made I pulled the remaining bread over the filling. I also put some Sun-Maid raisins in the apple mix.
I was able to place the ramekin upside down on a plate and with little effort the Charlotte came out. Very cute for individual servings.