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Apple Bread Pudding

 Apple Bread Pudding
My young grandson loves to help me make his favorite dessert. When Frankie eats this comforting pudding, he declares, "Yum yum in my tummy."—Dorothy Popotnik, Willoughby, Ohio
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 10 slices Italian or French bread, cubed, divided
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) chunky applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped topping, optional

Directions

  • Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking
  • dish. Spoon applesauce over bread; sprinkle with nutmeg. Top with
  • remaining bread. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla.
  • Pour over bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.