Monday, September 24
Carmel Apple Bread Pudding
I love baking this after a nice fall apple or pumpkin picking day. Nothing says fall like a warm dessert with vanilla ice cream!
Full time: 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours
You will need:
4 apples, cored and diced
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
Vanilla Ice Cream
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!