Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding
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Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding

Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding

Use day-old bread to create this melt-in-your-mouth bread pudding, laced with caramel and layered with apples.

  • Total Time

    1

    hr

    45

    Mins

  • Prep Time

    1

    hr

  • Cook Time

    45

    Mins

  • Servings

    8

    people

  • Ingredients

    11

    items


Ingredients

¼ cup

unsalted butter, plus 1 tbsp to butter baking dish, or cooking spray

6

Golden Delicious, McIntosh or Winesap apples, about 2 ½ in in diameter, peeled, halved and cored

1 tbsp

lemon juice

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

½ cup

packed brown sugar, divided

½ cup

chopped walnuts or dried fruit (like raisins, cranberries, cherries, currants)

4 cups

packed day-old bread (white, French, Italian, challah or brioche, or stale croissants), cut or torn into 1 to 2 in pieces

2

eggs, plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature

2 cups

milk, room temperature

1 tsp

vanilla

⅛ tsp

ground nutmeg


directions

Step 1

Place the baking rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Butter a shallow 1 ½-quart baking dish (11 by 7 by 1 ½ inches), or spray generously with cooking spray.

Step 3

Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding Step 3

Cut the apples into ½-inch-thick slices. In a large bowl, mix together apples, lemon juice and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 4

Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding Step 4

Melt the ¼ cup of butter and ¼ cup brown sugar in a 10– to 12–inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the apple mixture using a wooden or heat-resistant spatula and cook over same medium-high heat, stirring frequently until the apples are softened and begin to turn golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the walnuts or dried fruit and transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding Step 5

While the caramelized apple mixture is cooling, toast the bread on a baking sheet in the oven until crisp and the edges are just starting to color, about 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside on baking rack.

Step 6

Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding Step 6

Once the caramelized apple mixture is slightly cooled, gently and evenly spread half into the buttered baking dish. Add the toasted bread to the remaining apples in the bowl and stir to combine; then spoon the mixture into the baking dish.

Step 7

Apple-Caramel Bread Pudding Step 7

In a medium bowl combine the eggs, egg yolks, milk, remaining ¼ cup of brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg and whisk until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Then pour evenly over the apple and bread mixture and let it sit for 10 minutes until the bread has absorbed the liquid.

Step 8

Apple Caramel Bread Pudding

Bake until puffed and browned on the top and the custard is set, about 45 to 55 minutes. Serve hot, warm or chilled.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 oz

Calories

400

Calories From Fat

160

Total Fat

18g

Saturated Fat

8g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

130mg

Sodium

260mg

Total Carbohydrates

55g

Dietary Fiber

5g

Sugars

30g

Protein

8g