Thursday, February 11, 2010

Italian Style Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

As a little girl grandma always knew how to make plain day old bread into something spectacular! Bread Pudding is delicious, light and perfect to warm you up in the morning.... with a hint of almond and cinnamon flavors, your family will love this comfort breakfast. Cherished memories are made through the love of cooking, and this is another one of those for us.

Set onto a deep cookie sheet filled with water around 1/2 inch deep.

Pour egg mixture over broken pieces of Italian bread and sliced apples with cinnamon. Grandma used to make this when we were kids with leftover Italian bread, another great way to make use of stale bread~

Mix together thoroughly .

Whisk eggs into hot mixture making sure all flavors are combined.


Layer bread and peeled and cored apples in a over proof dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon I always add extra, we love cinnamon, add and the raisins and cranberries if using.


Using a microwave proof container, melt butter with sugar and milk.


We always make this with the cooler weather, and this is one of those wonderful recipes that you normally have all the ingredients in the house for.

Recipes easily can be doubled:
4 cups Italian day old bread, torn into small pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 large McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/4 cup raisins or chopped dried cranberries, optional
2 cups milk
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1teaspoon pure almond extract
I butter a glass baking dish by putting two tablespoons of butter in the bottom 11x7-inch stick in oven to melt the butter for 10 minutes on 350.
In a large bowl, combine bread, cinnamon, and apple slices, add raisins at this point if using. In microwave safe bowl, combine milk, brown sugar, and butter. Microwave until milk is hot and butter is melted.
Whisk eggs with vanilla in another bowl. Remove milk mixture from microwave and whisk in the hot milk. Pour the mixture over the bread apples, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Pour bread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Set a water filled large shallow cookie sheet in oven and put the bread pudding pan inside the larger pan. About 1/2-inch. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
You can serve this with whipped cream or its delicious plain.

15 comments:

HoneyB said...

Bread pudding is something my mom made often when I was a child and I always loved it with whipped cream!

Miranda said...

Bread Pudding is my FAVORITE! I would eat the entire pan!

Trix said...

I have a huge soft spot for Creole bread pudding - I haven't had it like this. Your grandma knew what she was doing, that's for sure!!!

Claudia said...

I am a bread pudding fiend - and my waistline shows it. This is delicious - I can tell. Love the apples in it. Mmmm

5 Star Foodie said...

This bread pudding sounds just heavenly! Wonderful with apples & cinnamon!

redkathy said...

I never knew how to make this Claudia and I love bread pudding! Will be trying this one soon, it looks so good.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What a scrumptious sounding bread pudding! And a great use for leftover bread.

pegasuslegend said...

Thanks everyone so glad you all liked this post, I am sure my grandma would be happy to see everyone's great comments! thxs again

citronetvanille said...

Apple pudding, fruit based desserts are my favorite!

Drick said...

there is nothing like bread pudding and this version sounds really, really good - I am use to the pecan raisin type with bourbon sauce but this is one I must try

Cookin' Canuck said...

Such a great way to use up day old bread! The combination of apples and cinnamon is always a favorite.

Amber said...

This looks soooo good!!!I love anything with baked apples!

Table Talk said...

Family recipes are most valuable, and even that much more delicious. I can smell the cinnamon baking from here!

Nicole said...

I made something like this for a snack today minus the bread. I bet this made your whole house smell delicious!

allingoodfood42 said...

This is another must try. I've never done a bread puuding before but you make it look easy.