Monday, October 8, 2007

Apple Bread Pudding

Today I had a day-old bag of bakery bread and a dozen apples that aren't going to last long (from when we went apple picking last week). In my internet search for recipes that would use these ingredients, I found this one on I left out the raisins (because I hate them), didn't feel the apples (because it sounded like unnecessary work), and didn't make the vanilla sauce (because I'm lazy, but I do think this dessert would be delicious topped with vanilla ice cream)...and it still came out pretty yummy and very easy!

* 4 cups soft bread cubes
* 1/4 cup raisins
* 2 cups peeled and sliced apples
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 3/4 cups milk
* 1/4 cup margarine
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 eggs, beaten

* 1/4 cup white sugar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/2 cup margarine
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 7x11 inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, combine bread, raisins, and apples. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1 3/4 cups milk, and 1/4 cup margarine. Cook and stir until margarine is melted. Pour over bread mixture in bowl.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs. Pour bread mixture into prepared dish, and pour egg mixture over bread.
4. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 50 minutes, or until center is set and apples are tender.
5. While pudding is baking, mix together sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/2 cup margarine in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Serve over bread pudding.


Lisa said...

Instead of "feel" did you mean peel? I thought that it was odd that a recipe said that you had to feel the apples... :)

missy. said...

ha! yes. i chose to neither feel NOR peel the apples :)

Chris J. said...

I'm getting the impression that Missy might be a lazy cook.

missy. said...

why?! just because i didn't want to FEEL the apples?!

ok, yes. i am a lazy cook. as a rule i don't cook anything with more than about 8 ingredients. but it works for me!