Rewritten — as lecture — short and sweet (9,5)
I believe the answer is:
'sweet' is the definition.
(charlotte russe is a kind of sweet)
'rewritten as lecture short' is the wordplay.
'rewritten' indicates an anagram.
'aslectureshort' is an anagram of 'CHARLOTTE RUSSE'.
'and' is the link.
(Other definitions for charlotte russe that I've seen before include "dessert" , "Lady's fingers cupping cream" , "Sponge and custard pudding" , "afters?" , "dish" .)