Charlotte Russe de Raspberry

Love Charlottes? Enjoy this trendy ladyfingers and raspberry baked dessert that comes topped with cream and almonds!

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 4 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Dessert

18
ladyfingers
1/4
cup orange-flavored liqueur
2/3
cup water
2
envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons lemon juice
1
(10-oz.) pkg. frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
1
pint (2 cups) whipping cream, whipped

Topping

1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup sliced almonds
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Grease 9-inch springform pan with butter. Split ladyfingers lengthwise. Sprinkle cut surfaces with liqueur. Place ladyfingers around sides and in bottom of buttered pan (cut sides facing center and top of pan).
  • 2 In small saucepan, combine water and gelatin; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Heat mixture over low heat until gelatin dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice and raspberries; beat with wire whisk until frothy. Refrigerate 15 minutes or just until mixture begins to thicken.
  • 3 Gently fold cooled raspberry mixture into whipped cream. Pour into ladyfinger-lined pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or until mixture is set.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Place butter in shallow baking pan. Place pan in oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Add almonds; stir until well coated. Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar; stir to coat. Cool completely.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar; beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Garnish top of dessert with whipped cream and sugared almonds. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Grease 9-inch springform pan with butter. Split ladyfingers lengthwise. Sprinkle cut surfaces with liqueur. Place ladyfingers around sides and in bottom of buttered pan (cut sides facing center and top of pan).
  • 2 In small saucepan, combine water and gelatin; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Heat mixture over low heat until gelatin dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice and raspberries; beat with wire whisk until frothy. Refrigerate 15 minutes or just until mixture begins to thicken.
  • 3 Gently fold cooled raspberry mixture into whipped cream. Pour into ladyfinger-lined pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or until mixture is set.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Place butter in shallow baking pan. Place pan in oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Add almonds; stir until well coated. Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar; stir to coat. Cool completely.
  • 5 In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup whipping cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar; beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Garnish top of dessert with whipped cream and sugared almonds. Store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Charlottes are molded desserts. The mold is lined with cake and filled with fruit and custard or cream mixed with gelatin. Charlotte russe, made with ladyfingers and rich Bavarian cream, is served with fruit sauce. In our version, raspberries are combined with the cream filling, and toasted almonds add the final touch.

Chilled charlottes must set for hours in the refrigerator, so they are good do-ahead desserts. Prepare this charlotte up to 12 hours in advance.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.