We went to Apple Fest in Bayfield, Wisconsin, last weekend, and came home with some apples! I've been thinking about making bread pudding for a couple of weeks now, so I looked for a recipe that included apples. I adapted this recipe from the Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding on allrecipes.com.
4 cups soft bread cubes (I used some kaiser rolls that were getting dry)
1/4 cup raisins (I used 1/2 cup)
2 cups peeled and sliced apples
1 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups milk
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 7 x 11 inch baking dish.
In a large bowl (I did this right in the pan), combine bread, raisins, and apples. In a small saucepan over medium, combine brown sugar, milk and butter. Cook and stir until butter is melted. Pour over bread mixture.
In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon, vanilla and eggs. Pour over bread mixture in baking pan.
Bake in preheated oven 40-50 minutes, or until center is set and apples are tender.
In my opinion, bread pudding MUST be served warm with vanilla ice cream.