Day 5 in my week of apple recipes...
I made these sweet bread puddings as a surprise dessert for Matt the other night. This was my first time making a sweet bread pudding & I'm not sure why I waited so long. These puddings bake up thick with custard and are oh so rich. They puff up as they cook making for a wonderful presentation.
I used ciabatta bread in this but I think any white or light wheat bread would work.
Apple Bread Pudding
3 - 4 c 1/2-inch bread cubes (depends on the size of your ramekins)
2 apples, peeled, cored & diced
1/4 c sugar
2 T packed brown sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1 1/4 c milk
Mix the bread cubes & diced apples together. Place in four individual ramekins.
Beat the eggs. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg & a pinch of salt. Stir in milk.
Pour the egg mixture evenly over the four ramekins. Use a spoon to press the bread down into the mixture to soak it in. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Sprinkle a little cinnamon & sugar on the top of each ramekin. Place the ramekins in a water bath & bake for 60 minutes until they are golden brown & the custard has set.
Day 1 - Apple Waffles
Day 2 - Ginger Peach Applesauce
Day 3 - Baked Apples
Day 4 - Apple Turnovers