Individual Apple Charlottes

Individual Apple Charlottes
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 loaf sliced white bread (I use Pepperidge Farm Classic White; you may want to buy an extra loaf just in case)
  • 2-½ oz. (5 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • ½ lb. (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. Calvados (or other apple brandy)
  • 1 lemon, rinsed
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup raisins
    • 1/3 cup golden raisins
    • 3 lb. Braeburn or Golden Delicious apples (6 or 7 apples)
    • Crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream for serving

Peel, core, and dice the apples into 1/4-inch pieces (you’ll have about 6-1/2 cups). Using a vegetable peeler, peel the zest off half the lemon in long strips, taking care to avoid the bitter white pith (if necessary, remove any pith from the zest strips by scraping it off with a knife). Slice th...

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