Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

12 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce)

"Our six children love this for breakfast on a chilly morning, but try it for your next party. It makes the kitchen smell warm and cozy." Janelle Fahnestock, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) day-old cinnamon-raisin bread, cubed
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 7 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • VANILLA SAUCE:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Pour butter into a 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine bread cubes and apples; sprinkle over butter. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour over bread; let stand for 15 minutes or until bread is softened.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Serve with warm bread pudding.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 294 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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