Apple Bread Pudding Recipe
I’m sure you’ve noticed that this last week has been a rough one here in the Queen City, so I thought we could all use some comfort food. I know I could.
Pudding and bread are definitely two of my go to comfort foods, along with chocolate, potato chips, tater tots, cheese, and wine – does wine count? Yes, I say it does! In the non-food categories there are always my dear old friends over at at General Hospital, along with Dancing With The Stars, Steel Magnolias, and Fried Green Tomatoes to give my heart and spirits a lift. And yes, I’m well aware that there are sad parts in Steel Magnolias, but I love that dang movie and it has a ton of comedy!
As usual, I digress. I thought why not throw some pudding and bread together with all those apples occupying my counters and make some warm cinnamon-y apple bread pudding. Bread pudding isn’t something I make very often, and whenever I do, I wonder why I don’t. Other than the obvious waistline issues. I actually made this recipe a couple of weeks ago when I was putting apples in everything, but today seemed like the right time to share it.
Cheers to some warm comfort food with the hopes that this week is better than last week and that my beautiful home can heal and maintain the greatness that this city of Charlotte truly is.
- 12 inch piece of French bread cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch pieces
- 5 small apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 cups whole milk
- 5 eggs
- 1/3 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325
- Coat deep casserole dish with cooking spray
- Add bread and apples
- Whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla
- Pour milk mixture over the top of the bread and apples
- Toss bread and apples with the milk mixture to coat
- Bake 60 65 minutes or until set
- This Apple Bread Pudding would also be delicious dressed up with some caramel or whiskey sauce.
- Feel free to substitute the types of apples (I used a combination of granny smith and gala because it’s what I had)
- Feel free to substitute another type of fruit instead of apples, such as peaches or pears because either of those would be amazing too.