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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

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 11x7-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 in the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping if desired.

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