Chuck Williams chose this mold on his first buying trip to France in 1959 – and it has been a favorite ever since for making charlottes luscious baked apple dessert that originated in 18th-century Britain. It is thought that the charlotte was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. The pan is equally suited to making a charlotte Russe, a 19th-century chilled variation made with Bavarian cream nestled in a ladyfinger shell.
- Heavy-gauge tinned steel ensures even and gentle temperature distribution for consistent baking or chilling.
- Flared sides simplify creating the bread or ladyfinger linings and releasing the finished desserts.
- The tin coating is nonreactive to acidic foods, and protects the pan from rust.
- The traditional heart-shaped handles simplify maneuvering and inverting the filled mold while adding a decorative touch.
- Also handy for preparing puddings, ice cream, aspic and individual cakes.
- Dishwasher safe.