Recipe - Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
This is a wonderful recipe to use up day old bread. I have been baking my own bread for the past month or so using a bread machine I got at a garage sale over the summer. It's been wonderful having fresh baked bread in the house and I like that I know exactly what's in it. Homemade bread also makes the best grilled sandwiches you've ever tasted. Restaurant quality for sure. I found this recipe and it is really great with homemade bread, whether it be wheat, white or a mixture of the two. I suppose store bought bread would work well also, just get a loaf from the bakery, not the processed loaves that come in the bread aisle as they won't hold up as well during baking. Any kind of apple will do also. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of chopped apple, I just use one medium sized apple that's about 2-1/2" in size.
Makes 8 Servings
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup fat free milk
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup egg substitute or 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 5 cups cubed day old bread
- 1/2 cup chopped apple (leave skin on for more fiber)
- 1/2 cup fat free whipped topping (optional)
- 1/2 cup fat free caramel ice cream topping (optional)
In a large bowl, combine applesauce, milk, brown sugar, egg substitute, vanilla and cinnamon. Fold in the bread cubes and the apple.
Pour into an 8" square baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray and back uncovered at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the top is a nice golden brown.
Serve warm with caramel sauce or whipped topping. Also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Soy milk, coconut milk and almond milk are great substitutions if you don't use cow's milk.
You can also add a 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans when you are folding in the bread and apples.
A 3x5 card version of this recipe can be found here.