We have two apple trees which made for hundreds of apples. Not one to let all those apples go to waste, I spent several weeks making everything I could think of that had apples in it. And often, if it didn't have apples it in to begin with, I added apples to it.
One night, we were going to a friend's for dinner and I needed to bring dessert. But I was so appled out and I didn't want anything really sweet. I wanted a really good bread pudding, so I started searching for a good recipe. It has since become my favorite dessert. Not to sweet, not too rich, but perfectly delicious. I have made it several times and love it every time. This recipe would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast or any autumn get together you might be invited to.
Apple Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
- 4 cups bread (I used one baguette)
- 2 cups diced apples
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, combine bread and apples. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk, and butter. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add to sugar/milk mixture. Pour over bread and apples and stir well to coat. Pour bread mixture into prepared dish and bake 40-50 minutes or until center is set.
For cinnamon whipped cream, whip 1 1/2 cups whipped cream until soft peaks form. Add 2 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Mix well. Add more sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to taste. Finish whipping until fluffy peaks form, but no longer.
Serve bread pudding topped with a dollop of the cream. (Sorry my cream melted for the pic!! It was a lot firmer before!) Enjoy!