Monday, October 17, 2011

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Apples & Cinnamon Sauce

     For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned Gloria's blog: Canela Kitchen. I looked up canela and it means "cinnamon." I love cinnamon, so I knew right away that I was going to have a hard time deciding which recipe to pick. There were so many good recipes, especially dessert recipes! After I looked through the archives, and reading through most of the blog, I decided on a bread pudding. I had some old bread that I wanted to use up, and my grandpa always made bread pudding when he had old bread, so it held a bit of nostalgia for me.
     I mentioned in some earlier posts that we visited the local apple orchard and ended up with 24 pounds of apples. I thought I could use a couple up by adding some chopped apples to the bread pudding, and what goes better with apples than cinnamon? Not much I think. So, I changed the vanilla sauce to a cinnamon sauce. I think maybe Gloria would like this change since she likes cinnamon enough to put it in her blog title. Another change I made was to reduce the liquids in the recipe, thus taking away the need to bake with a water bath.

3 cups bread in 1 inch pieces (or use enough to fill up your 9x13 pan)
2 chopped apples
2 cups hot milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbl butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup sugar
2 Tbl butter
3/4 cup water
1-1/4 Tbl cornstarch
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon (to taste)

  • Put bread and apples into 9x13 baking dish. (Use an 8x8 dish if you like a thick pudding)
  • Mix eggs, milk, butter, sugar, honey, vanilla, and nutmeg.
  • Pour egg mixture over the bread and apples. 
  • Bake @ 350* for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • For the sauce: Mix sugar, butter, water, and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Heat and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. 
  • Cool before pouring over pudding.
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  1. Saucy and delicious! You can't go wrong with bread pudding!

  2. This is like apple pie meets bread pudding, two of my all time favorites. I can't wait to try this out!

  3. This looks so tasty! I love bread pudding.

  4. Bread Pudding is such a comforting dessert and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Corn and Potato Soup

  5. Wow - just look at that sauce. My 3rd child would be very happy if I made this tonight.

    Great SRC pick! Hope you'll stop by and see my reveal.


  6. Looks really good. I have never actually made (or eaten) bread pudding. This totally makes me want to try it. Looks like a lovely (and warm) fall recipe!

  7. I've never made a bread pudding -- this one looks like the place to start, though ;)

  8. Thanks so much dear! I really love this recipe and love apples! Im so glad you like my recipe!! gloria

  9. Sounds fantastic! I'm inspired to make an apple bread pudding now! I made one over the summer (well, really a baked french toast but they're pretty similar) with blueberries. It was delish!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  10. It's funny you say that. I was thinking it was a lot like french toast when I made it. I made a delicious blueberry cream cheese french toast a few months ago, too!

  11. So perfect this time of year.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  12. I am loving that sauce! What a great pick for SRC.

  13. Yum! Looks great! Fun to participate in SRC with you!

  14. I love apples and cinnamon too! (today on my blog I made crock-pot hot apples with cinnamon. They were YUMMY!

    Thanks for being a part of the SRC, Group B, I love being your host (new assignments coming soon)! My recipe was for Frozen Breakfast Burritos. Check it out if you haven't had the chance already, I know I am a few days behind (sorry!)

  15. This is now how I will rate all other bread puddings. You have set the bar high! Delicious!

  16. This look so good!! I definitely am going to try and I am definitely will be following your blog.. If you would check out mine to that would be so great. And follow me also, I am kind of new to this but excited to share great recipes..



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