Individual Apple Charlottes

Individual Apple Charlottes
Photo by Scott Phillips


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

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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