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       Title: Charlotte a L'alsacienne (Alsatian Apple Char
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 8 Servings
       2 lb Granny smith, cortland; or
            Any good cooking apples
   1 1/4 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
       4 c  Boiled milk or water
      12    Slices challah or other
            Dense white bread; crusts
       2 tb Unsalted melted butter or
       2 tb Kirsch
       3 lg Eggs; separated
     1/2 lb Chopped almonds
            Bread crumbs
   Peel and core the apples, dice them and sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and the
   cinnamon over.
   Pour boiling milk over the white bread, cover, and let soak for a few
   minutes. Drain off the milk and add the butter, remaining sugar, kirsch,
   yolks of eggs, chopped almonds and the apples.
   Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in.
   Grease a 9 inch bundt pan and sprinkle with fine bread cumbs. Pour the
   mixture into it and bake in a 375 oven for 1 hour or until done. Serve
   immediately or if youlet cool, reheat just before serving. Serve as is or
   with ice cream or vanilla sauce. Add a little dash of kirsch to each