Saturday, September 28, 2013

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding



 
 
The other day a friend asked if I had any recipes for bread pudding; I didn't and I was surprised that I hadn't made this before.  I'm not fond of soggy desserts so I'm sure this was part of the reason.  I decided I would give it a try, but I wanted to make one that uses simple ingredients that we all have on hand and it couldn't turn out soggy!  Since it's Fall I decided to turn it into a seasonal dish by adding some apples and a warm caramel sauce.  It turned out perfect and I look forward to making this a lot more!

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Ingredients are as follows: 

10 slices of bread (I used sandwich bread)
1 1/2 C half-n-half
1/2 C brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 small apples, peeled and diced
cinnamon
sugar 

caramel:
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C butter
1 Tbsp. syrup (I used pancake syrup)
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.


Whisk together half-n-half, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and nutmeg; set aside.


Break up 10 slices of bread into small pieces.


Pour liquid over the bread and mix until combined; set aside.


Mix the diced apples with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar.


Combine bread mixture and apples together; place into the baking dish.


Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the center springs back when touched; set aside.


Mix the brown sugar, butter, syrup, salt and vanilla together; boil for three minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.  Place back on the stove for another minute to thicken up.  Allow to cool for about five minutes.


Slice a piece of bread pudding, drizzle on some caramel sauce and enjoy!


22 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! I love anything bread pudding type! Thanks for the r├ęcipe sweet friend. Enjoy the weekend.
    FABBY

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  2. sorry, but what is half n half. I am from Australia and havnt heard of this!!

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    1. It's half milk and half cream.

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    2. Really love this recipe an Iam making for Christmas morning." Thankyou for a wonderful year of recipes I look forward to more merry Christmas flour me with love. :)

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  3. Yes, it's half milk, half cream. If you can't find it you could always use all cream.

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  4. must try this it looks yummy!

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  5. Thank you so much, I will remember that for future reference. can't wait to make this. :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! I love Bread Pudding!! Yummy! And today I was trying to figure out what to do with my stale loaf of bread. I'm going to make this. Thanks!

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  7. I usually make Pineapple Bread Pudding, but I will definitely try this recipe!!!!

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  8. It is great you used everyday ingredients, I will bake this at the weekend.
    Cheri

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  9. This sounds absolutely delicious, Lisa! :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week! I hope you'll join us again Tuesday morning! :)

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  10. It's so difficult to find good bread puddings, but I'm pretty darn sure you've shared a good one with us!!! I can't wait to make this one! I would make this right now, but I don't have any white bread, because I'm not a bread eater for the most part....I'll eat a half of a sandwich every great once in awhile! I'll sure be buying some the next trip to the store! Thanks, again! Really sounds good and so yummy...

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  11. what is the baking soda for,may I ask?thanks

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    1. The baking soda reacts with the syrup, it foams and creates air bubbles. Once the caramel is cooled, the trapped air bubbles create a softer texture in the caramel.

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  12. this looks great and am thinking of making it for Christmas morning.... can the bread pudding be made ahead of time, and then reheated and then add the sauce??

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  13. Please can you tell me what sort of milk and cream you used

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    1. This only calls for half-n-half, no milk or cream. If you don't happen to have half-n-half just use 3/4 C milk (any kind) and 3/4 C heavy cream :)

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  14. I just couldn't help myself when I saw this recipe on your sidebar Lisa! I've become a collector of bread pudding recipes and this one is now in my collection! Thank you for sharing such a winner! Can't wait to try it for a brunch!
    Wishing you a happy holiday season,
    Roz

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    1. Thank you Roz, wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season as well!

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  15. I came back once more to thank you for this marvelous recipe as I'm making it again for guests for tomorrow night...I will be having 15 people for our 40th. Anniversary.
    The last time I made it for lots of guests too, it was a total hit! The caramel sauce is delish.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you Fabby for the sweet comment! I'm so happy everyone enjoys it as much as our family ;)

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