Monday, September 24

Carmel Apple Bread Pudding

Traditional bread pudding is an amazing thing! Blend the simplicity of a bread pudding with the sweet and satisfying flavors of a warm Carmel apple and taste bud magic occurs.

I love baking this after a nice fall apple or pumpkin picking day. Nothing says fall like a warm dessert with vanilla ice cream!

Serves 4-6
Full time: 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours

You will need:

4 apples, cored and diced
4 eggs
4 cups day old bread cubes (about half a loaf Italian bread)
1 cup half and half, slightly warmed
1 cup hot water
1 cup caramel sauce
3/4 brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice or ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

For serving:

Vanilla Ice Cream
Caramel Sauce

Let us begin:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a lightly greased deep baking dish place diced bread and apples. Make sure to give them a good stir to mix them up.

In a small container dissolve brown sugar into water.

Pour over the bread and apple cubes.

In a small bowl whisk together all remaining ingredients except caramel and white sugar.

Pour mixture over bread and apple cubes.

Dust top with white sugar.

Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes or until it tests done when knife inserted.

Remove from oven and pour over caramel sauce allowing heat to melt it into dish.

Allow to cool and set 1 hour before serving.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy!