Individual Apple Charlottes

Individual Apple Charlottes
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 Tbs. Calvados (or other apple brandy)
  • 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
  • 1 loaf sliced white bread (I use Pepperidge Farm Classic White; you may want to buy an extra loaf just in case)
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 2-½ oz. (5 Tbs.) unsalted butter
    • ½ lb. (1 cup) unsalted butter
    • 1 lemon, rinsed
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 vanilla bean

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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