You can use old bread for this recipe. My grandmother liked a white sliced Mother’s Pride loaf and never used margarine!
1kg cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 lemon zest and juice
2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons water
8-10 slices white bread with crusts removed
50g butter or margarine
Preheat the oven to 190 C/ Gas 5.
Put the apples, lemon juice and rind, cinnamon and sugar into a pan with the water. Cover with a lid and cook gently until the apple becomes soft. Stir occasionally.
Mix the apples to make a fluffy mixture.
Melt the butter or margarine and brush over the slices of bread. You can melt the butter in the microwave.
Place some bread in the bottom of an overproof dish then spoon in the apple. Put the remaining slices of bread on top of the apple, arranging them to overlap neatly.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.