Pear Charlotte

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

Charlottes have a long history and were probably named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III. They can be made with any fruit suitable for stewing, though they are usually made with apple or pear. Modern versions tend to be served cold, but they were hot dishes in the past. It’s because of an apple charlotte, Sir Anthony Strallan’s favorite dish, that we first get an inkling of Mrs. Patmore’s eye problems in season 1, when she refuses to make what, for her, is an un