This warm and hearty dessert is perfect on any cold, blustery winter evening. And the slow cooker fills your kitchen with an amazing aroma. My stomach is growling just thinking about it! —Maiah Albi, Carlsbad, California
Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home
4 whole wheat bagels, split and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup golden raisins
4 large eggs
2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar, optional
In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the bagels, apple, cranberries and raisins. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over bagel mixture and stir to combine; gently press bagels down into milk mixture.
Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If desired, dust servings with confectioners' sugar.