If you follow my Blog, you know how much I like Bread Pudding. I still have my favorite recipe for it but I do have a variety of options available. I also like Apples and Raisins. This recipe is a perfect addition to my Bread Pudding Recipe Collection.
Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 - 2qt. Baking Dish, well Buttered.
Jonagold apples are a cross between Golden Delicious and the Jonathan, an old American variety from the 1820s. Jonagold apples tend to be large in size and have excellent dessert flavor.
3 C Chopped Apples that have been Cored and Peeled.
2 TBS Butter
3 C of 1" Cubed, Day Old French Baguette Bread.
1/2 C Golden Raisins
4 Large Eggs
1 C Half and Half
1 C Whole Milk
1/3 C Dark Brown Sugar
1 tsp Apple Pie Spice (recipe to follow)
1 tsp Vanilla
In a Cast Iron Skillet on Medium High Heat:
Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened.
In a Large Mixing Bowl:
Toss well with a Wooden Spoon.
Spoon into the Baking Dish.
In a large Mixing Bowl:
Half and Half
Apple Pie Spice
Pour over the Bread Mixture.
Don't Mix again.
Cover with Plastic Wrap and Refrigerate overnight.
Bake uncovered for 50 - 60 minutes until Golden Brown.
Serve immediately garnished with Whipped Cream.
Homemade Apple Pie Spice:
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/8 tsp All Spice
1/8 tsp Cardamom
I usually make a large recipe of this and keep in in the Pantry in a Jar.
Peace in the Kitchen!