Wonderful dessert typical in Milano. You can impress everybody with a restaurant-like, flaming dessert!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 2-quart dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place apples, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon zest and wine in a heavy saucepan. Pour in water to cover completely. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered 15 minutes.

  • Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak 10 minutes, then drain and reserve.

  • In a small bowl, cream together butter and remaining sugar until well combined. Coat the bottom and sides of a 2-quart baking dish with this butter mixture.

  • Butter the top edge of each slice of bread. Starting from the bottom, roll each slice up into a log, using the buttered edge to seal. Cut 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick slices to form pinwheels. Repeat with remaining bread.

  • Line bottom and sides of the greased baking dish with bread rounds. Drain the apples and combine them with the drained raisins. Spoon the fruit mixture into the lined dish. Cover the top with the remaining bread rounds. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 1 hour.

  • To serve, pour rum over the warm charlotte and light it with a long match or kitchen torch.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 56.1g 18% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 11.4mg 4% DV; sodium 197.4mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
it is a delicious dessert! very simple to make and still exquisite. It's really a restaurant-like dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2014
This did not work for me.The rum wouldn't catch fire. Turns out you have to use high proof rum. The apples tasted good at least. Don't do this for a group for the first time with out trying it first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
it is a delicious dessert! very simple to make and still exquisite. It's really a restaurant-like dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Im the Food Service Director at a nursing home. We did this recipe at a candlelight dinner. Set up carts that went through the dining room and flamed each one at each table. Easy to make and the residents got a real kick out of it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2014
This did not work for me.The rum wouldn't catch fire. Turns out you have to use high proof rum. The apples tasted good at least. Don't do this for a group for the first time with out trying it first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
Delicious! Best of all the ingredients are always available at home so easy and quick to make even if unplanned! Read More
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