Sunday, October 18, 2009

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel Apple Bread PuddingPardon my photo, the light here up north is fading fast and when I'm serving up breakfast it's by the light of the moon which means my photos are usually by the light of the bulb.

Not so pretty but very tasty. You can make up a bread pudding the night before (actually you're required to, it needs to set for a while) then while everyone's getting ready the next day you just pop it in the oven and watch them respond to the smell.

It's healthy, it's easy to fix and it uses up old bread.

2 apples (anything but Delicious will work)
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
½ c brown sugar
2 T corn syrup
2 T butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3 eggs
1 ¼ c milk
1 t vanilla
¼ t nutmeg
12 slices of stale bread, cubed

In a small saucepan cook apples with water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat and cook 5-7 minutes until tender. Drain. Stir in ¾ t cinnamon. In a separate pan combine brown sugar, syrup and butter then cook till boiling. Pour into 2 quart baking dish and sprinkle walnuts over top.

Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg. Arrange a layer of bread cubes over caramel nut mix, then top with apple mix and remaining bread cubes. Pour egg mix over top and chill. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to an hour, until it's browned and the egg is cooked through.


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Being Me said...

This is yummy, love good ol fashion bread pudding, this takes it 1 step further, thank you for the recipe.

Johan said...

Hello from Holland

Sandy said...

ooh I'm making that. I've still have to pick apples off Dad's tree and I'll let you know how it turns out.Have a great Sunday.

Jolanthe said...

This looks way too yummy! And you can so make it {ahem} healthier using whole wheat bread, right?
Adding this to the list of 'must make soon' recipes!

Melissa said...

My husband won't eat bread pudding, but if I don't call this by that name, he just might eat this one! Looks so good, and can only imagine how good it smells ... and tastes!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Oh, yum! I have to try this out. Just reading the ingredient list has me drooling. (Okay, not literally, but still ...)

Daisy said...

Yum. I have lots of apples right now; I went overboard at the farmers' market last week.

noreen said...

looks yummy, I actually came to comment on the Making Tough Calls post which is in my google reader but when I came to your blog it was not showing

It is hard watching your kids deal with the world. My daughter is in 1st grade and she was being bullied, yes first grade! If you want the whole story I did blog about.

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday and wanted to make a comment or two...

First, if you chop the apples very small, you probably don't have to cook them. I also think some raisins would be a great addition, sprinkled throughout.

And last, in order to benefit most from the buttery goodness that you've put in the bottom of the casserole, plan to turn this out of the pan before it cools. Be sure you've greased the casserole well, and loosen the edges with a fork. Otherwise the sugar will just harden in the bottom and be wasted. My church coffee hour really enjoyed this one!