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Apple Bread Pudding (VRP 096)

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Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of Apple Bread Pudding, a delightful dessert that combines the sweetness of Washington Rome Beauty apples with the hearty texture of toasted bread. This recipe is perfect for those chilly evenings when you crave something sweet yet satisfying. Featuring golden raisins and a hint of spices, it’s a simple yet delicious way to end any meal or to enjoy as a special treat.

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Apple Bread Pudding

A Short History:

  • Bread pudding originated centuries ago as a frugal dish to use up stale bread.
  • Apples, a staple in many cultures’ cuisines, have been enjoyed for their delicious flavor and nutritional benefits for thousands of years.
  • This recipe merges these two timeless ingredients, creating a dish that is both economical and comforting.

Timeline:

  • Ancient Times: Cultivation of apples begins, becoming a cherished fruit across various civilizations.
  • Middle Ages: The concept of bread pudding emerges, offering a solution to minimize food waste.
  • Modern Era: Bread pudding evolves into a beloved dessert, with countless variations incorporating fruits, nuts, and spices.
  • Today: Apple Bread Pudding stands as a testament to the dish’s adaptability and enduring appeal.

Tips for Making Apple Bread Pudding:

  • Choose the Right Apples: Washington Rome Beauty apples are ideal for this recipe due to their firm texture and sweet flavor, but feel free to experiment with other varieties.
  • Stale Bread Works Best: Slightly stale bread absorbs the custard mixture more effectively, leading to a better texture in the final dish.
  • Let It Soak: Allow the bread and apples to soak in the egg and milk mixture for at least 10 minutes before baking to ensure the flavors meld beautifully.
  • Bake Until Just Set: The pudding should be cooked through but still moist. Overbaking can lead to a dry texture.
  • Serve Warm or Cold: Apple Bread Pudding is delicious served warm, straight from the oven, or chilled, making it a versatile dessert option.

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Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

Apple Bread Pudding is a testament to the simplicity and elegance of combining basic ingredients to create a heartwarming dessert. Whether served as a comforting end to a family dinner or as a sweet treat on a lazy afternoon, this pudding is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm your soul.

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Apple Bread Pudding (VRP 096)

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bread
  • 3 to 4 medium (1½-2lb.)
  • Washington ROme Beauty apples
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Dairy sour cream (optional)

Instructions

Toast bread lightly and cut diagonally into fourths. Arrange a single layer of bread in bottom of lightly buttered 11¾ x 7½ x 2-inch baking dish. Core and slice 1 apple. Core and dice enough of remaining apples to measure 4 cups. Spread diced apples evenly on bread. Sprinkle raisins over apples. Arrange remaining bread in two lengthwise rows on diced apples. Place apple slices between rows of bread. Heat milk and butter only until butter melts. Combine eggs, sugar, spices and salt; gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Pour over bread and apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees E 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Serve warm or cold, topped with sour cream. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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