Apple Bread Pudding

9 cups stale bread cubes; about 12 slices
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups milk
4 medium apples
1/2 cup sugar
4  eggs
1/4 cup butter or margarine; melted

Caramel Sauce:

1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 375°.

Cut bread in small pieces and place in bowl.  Add raisins.  Pour milk over bread and raisins.

Peel, core and slice apples.  Cut apples in quarters and place over bread mixture. Combine sugar, eggs, and melted butter; whisk until smooth.  Pour egg mixture over apples and stir to combine.  Bake 50 – 55 minutes.

To make sauce, combine water and cornstarch, stirring until blended.  Add sugar and cinnamon and whisk until dissolved.  Microwave on high 2 – 3 minutes or until thickened.  Check and stir halfway through cooking time.
Remove, add butter and vanilla.  Stir until butter is melted.  Serve sauce over bread pudding.

Source:  Sue Klapper

8 servings


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