Apple Bread Pudding Recipe
Now that fall is just about here I have been in a baking frenzy. My family has been really enjoying all the baked apple desserts, and pumpkin treats I have been concocting. The best part is I am not even close to being done and still have about 10 pounds of apples from our recent apple picking session last weekend.
I am trying to now think outside of the box for apple desserts that are not so common. My husband has requested bread pudding and I thought, why not turn my regular recipe into an apple-infused bread pudding. So, I headed to the kitchen, and started to get my ingredients, and work area prepped.
Working with fresh apples is a really “juicy” experience. I am always so surprised at just how different they are verses store bought brands. I swear, they are just so much more juicier, and taste a million times better. I mean, you really cannot get any fresher than right off the tree. Plus, they do not have that yucky wax coating on them so it helps wonders for peeling.
I used Akane apples in this apple bread pudding recipe but you can use any tart variety you like. About 5 apples made just the right amount of apple topping I needed. I decided to almost mince the apple, and then cook it down over the stove to a simmer. I cooked them with some brown sugar and cinnamon which worked really well. I wanted them tender but not mushy.
For this batch of bread pudding I used few day old cinnamon bread but you can use any thick white bread you prefer if cinnamon bread is not available. About 5 cups of bread went into the casserole dish along with the custard mixture, and apple topping.
Ingredients for Apple bread pudding:
- 3 medium apples peeled, cored, and diced into very small pieces
- Eggs-3 large
- Milk- 2 cups *only one picture because I didn’t have a cup large enough
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Bread-I used 5 cups of chunked cinnamon bread
- Cinnamon- 1 teaspoon for apples. If you do not use cinnamon bread, add an additional teaspoon or more depending on your preference.
- Brown Sugar- 1/2 cup for bread pudding + 3 tablespoons for cooking apples.
Prep apples and place them in a small simmering pot with the cinnamon, and brown sugar. Cook for about 5-6 minutes or until tender, but not mushy.
Heat oven to 350 and grease a small casserole dish
Heat milk until gently scalded
In a large bowl mix bread, sugar, cinnamon, eggs.
Stir in the warm milk and butter mixture
Place bread in the casserole dish, and then cover with the apples.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the pudding springs back when you touch the middle. You can also insert a butter knife and make sure it comes out clean-that means it is done.
This Apple Bread Pudding Recipe is delicious served with homemade whipped cream, or some icing glaze too!