Charlotte Russe

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by gailanng

A French dessert created for a Russian Czar. Dress it up with a fruit topping.

Top Review by shrimplover

This was amazingly good! It's going to take center stage on my Christmas table this year. I've been wanting to try it for a long time and finally did. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute.
  2. Cook over low heat until gelatin dissolves; cool slightly.
  3. Beat egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl at medium speed until thick and lemon colored. Stir in bourbon.
  4. Gradually add dissolved gelatin; stirring constantlly.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold into yolk mixture.
  6. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the egg mixture. Split ladyfingers in half; line 3 quart glass bowl with ladyfingers. Pour in filling; cover and chill at least 8 hours.
  7. Garnish with fruit if desired.

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