Friday, October 25, 2013

Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding

This recipe for Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding used up the last of the leftover bread from Sunday. Dinner with the boys, French Onion Soup and Bread Pudding, I'd say I got my monies worth from one big loaf of Italian bread! I'm a huge fan of Grandmom recipes and while this isn't my Gramma's recipe, it sure is a good one!
  I felt this was great and plenty sweet as is so I didn't try the vanilla sauce.
The recipe is easily cut in half, just use a 1 quart-ish dish.

Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding-from Allrecipes
4 C soft bread cubes-I just let my stale bread soak for about 10 minutes before baking
1/4 C raisins-I suggest plumping with hot water, rum, orange juice, etc., squeeze before adding
2 C peeled and thinly sliced apples-I went with 1/4" matchsticks
1 C brown sugar
1 3/4 C milk
1/4 C butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, beaten

Vanilla Sauce-I did not make this
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C milk
1/2 C butter
1 tsp vanilla

*Note: There are very specific instructions if you click the provided link. I cheated:@)
  1. Add bread, raisins and apples to 7x11 buttered baking dish.
  2. Melt butter and mix it with the rest of the pudding ingredients in bowl, pour over bread in baking dish. Let soak, maybe push the bread down a bit to help it absorb the custard mixture.
  3. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until set and golden brown. Some people suggest placing your baking dish in a hot water bath and baking it that way. I did do this, it stayed very moist. Next time ~and there will be a next time~ I'll just bake it on the oven rack.
  4. Make vanilla sauce while pudding bakes: Mix everything except vanilla in small sauce pan, bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Serve over bread pudding.
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  1. I am sooooo pinning this for the future! It looks lovely!

  2. HI lynn This sound gorgeous. I will make it sometime.

  3. Darn, I shouldn't have thrown my stale bread out to the birds! I always forget about bread pudding and it's the season, it looks and sounds great Lynn!

  4. I honestly think I can smell this baking!!


  5. Looks fantastic Lynn. I love your header with the Halloween theme.

  6. Wow, Lynn, that looks fantastic! I'm a big apple fan - out of hand or in a great dessert like this one!

  7. I'm sure it was somebody's grandma's apple bread pudding. :) It looks yummy!

  8. I LOVE bread pudding and this one with the addition of the apples sounds soooo good, Lynn. What a great meal for your boys and I know they love their Mom's good cooking.
    Happy weekend! xo

  9. That looks so wonderful - does it have a lot of calories (lol).

  10. Lynn, your header is sooo funny! :-D This recipe looks wonderful -- I've already pinned it! Bread pudding is one of mine and my husband's favorite desserts. I make one with just raisins, but the addition of apples looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  11. Love the Halloween masked pigs! This looks yummy too.

  12. Oh my this looks so good! I love apples and cinnamon!

  13. I have never made rice pudding these look really yummy. Love for you to link up to Friday food frenzy if you get a chance

  14. Sounds delish! I love bread puddindg anyway, but add some apples and yummo!!!

  15. I love pudding and apples, so I guess I'd love this Apple Bread Pudding that seems so delicious!


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