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Apple Butter Bread Pudding

This is one of my mother's best recipes! I'm sure your family will be delighted with it, too! Serve is as a dessert or a very special breakfast treat.—
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 6 croissants, split
  • CUSTARD:
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • STREUSEL:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Directions

  • Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine apple butter and raisins. Spread over croissant bottoms; replace tops. Cut each croissant into three pieces; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour over croissants; let stand for 30 minutes or until bread is softened.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 433 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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