Homemade Bread Pudding
It truly is fall around here and I can’t tell you how much I love it! We had a particularly sunny summer here in Oregon so I feel perfectly justified in being reduced to happy tears every time the temperature does NOT go over 60 degrees.
Who doesn’t love fall? Sweaters? Boots? Wool socks? Warm beverages? A roaring fire? Ahhhh… it truly is the best time of year.
What is more perfect than enjoying these seasonal luxuries in the accompaniment of pie.
Rich, glorious apple pie. mmmmMMMM!
Me and apple pie are like:
Well, this isn’t about apple pie.
Who really has time to peel and core, like, 10 bazillion apples? Not you. Not me.
How’s about an apple alternative to treat your tastebuds?
(original recipe from AllRecipes.com, modified and simplified by yours truly)
Here’s what you’ll need:
6-8 slices of bread (I just used the week old 88¢ wheat loaf I had from WinCo)
2 apples (Granny Smith > everything)
1 3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
Here’s what you’ll do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare a lightly greased 8×8 baking dish and set it aside.
3. Tear up bread slices
(approximately 4 heaping
cups) and peel/slice the apples.
Combine in large bowl.
|Couples that peel together, stay together.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
5. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk and butter. Warm over medium heat stirring frequently until butter melts.
6. Pour milk mixture over bread mixture and lightly stir them together.
7. Pour milk/bread mixture into prepared
baking dish, then pour egg mixture over
the top of that.
8. Pop it in the oven for about 45-55 minutes (until apples are tender and the center is set).
9. Take a big bite and pinch yourself. You’re not dreaming, it really DOES taste THAT much like apple pie.
I just may have to–
Until next week, cheers!