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Holiday Dessert: Elegant Raspberry Charlotte

I’m happy to share with you all a very easy and impressive dessert that would be perfect for your holiday dessert table. A Raspberry Charlotte is not something you typically see made these days, which is a shame because it is easy and delicious. This beautiful dessert will wow your guests, trust me.

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Elegant Raspberry Charlotte

Yield: many servings

Ingredients:

Raspberry Cream (recipe follows)
1 - 2 packages lady fingers, depending on your trifle dish size
Raspberries to garnish
Whipped cream to garnish (optional)

Raspberry Cream:
3/4 cup raspberry puree (Blend Raspberries, add sugar to taste and then strain mixture)
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 envelope of unflavored powdered gelatin

Directions:

1. In a small bowl stir together the gelatin and 1/4 cup of the raspberry puree. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then microwave for a few seconds to dissolve the gelatin. When the gelatin has dissolved, stir it into the remaining puree. Transfer the mixture into a larger bowl on top of an ice bath.

2. Beat the cream until stiff peaks form, then fold it into the puree mixture (which is still resting over the ice bath).

3. Line your dish with the ladyfingers, adding your raspberry cream then another layer of ladyfingers, until you end with a smooth layer of the cream on top. Garnish with raspberries. Let rest in the fridge for several hours. Before serving, garnish with whipped cream, if using.

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Ali

Ali blogs about cooking, blogging tutorials and kid activities at Jam Hands.

One Response to “Holiday Dessert: Elegant Raspberry Charlotte”

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    A Daft Scots Lass — January 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Now that looks scrummy!!!

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