Charlotte Di Mele Alla Milanese

  • Recipe courtesy Gino Angelini
  • Show: Giada's Weekend Getaways
  • Episode: Los Angeles

Total Time:
2 hr 45 min
25 min
Inactive Prep:
1 hr 30 min
50 min
6 to 8 servings


  • 2 ounces white raisins
  • 38 ounces apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 12 ounces dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon apricot marmalade
  • Pie Crust, recipe follows
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten, for brushing pie top
    • 10 ounces all-purpose flour
    • 5 ounces butter, cut into small pieces
    • 5 ounces sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1/2 lemon, zested


    Soak the raisins in cold water for 1 hour. Drain and dry.

    In a casserole dish, add the apples, raisins, sugar, and wine. Heat mixture until it turns to a marmalade consistency. Remove from heat source and add the apricot marmalade. Mix together and let the mixture cool.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Roll the dough disks on a lightly floured board. Place the larger disk in a buttered 8-inch pie pan.
    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool.

    Pour the apple mixture into the crust, and cover it with the remaining pie dough. Pinch the crust closed and brush the top of the pie with egg.

    Bake until pie turns golden brown, about 40 to 50 minutes.

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