Apple Bloghop – Apple Craisin Bread Pudding

Warm, cozy, comfort food!  That is what apple craisin bread pudding sounds like to me!

Apples just make me happy!  One of my favorite fruits, and my go-to choice for a sweet treat.

Growing up I was spoiled.  Why you asked?  My Aunt’s family owns an apple barn, Leaman’s Green Apple Barn in Michigan.  If you are ever in the Tri-Cities area, stop in Freeland for a beautiful cup of homemade cider.

A few years back my uncle started making cider slushies…..OH MY HEAVENS, out of this world delicious!

So now you probably see how much I adore this beautiful fruit!

Instead of following any recipe, I just had fun creating a fun Fall dish.  Just a little love, apple love will always make it perfect!

Apple Craisin Bread Pudding recipe by Terra Baltosiewich

2 macintosh apples, peeled and diced

2 Tbsps unsalted butter

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 Tbsps brown sugar

2 cups almond milk

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup craisins

4 cups French bread, dice in one inch squares

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup homemade granola

Directions –

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease small casserole dish.

In sauce pan, saute’ diced apples with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar, until softened.  Reserve 1/4 cup of diced apples for later, and finely dice.

In medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla.  Then add in craisins and mix well.  Add in bread, let bread soak for about  one to two minutes.  Mix in sauteed apples, then add bread mixture into greased casserole dish.

In small sauce pan, mix together honey and finely diced apples on medium low heat for about 2 minutes.

Top bread pudding with small amount of granola, and honey apple mixture.

Note – If you really love cinnamon, you could totally add more. Also, after eating the yummy treat, I decided I would mix in more honey.  The honey really brings all the flavors together!

Enjoy!

 

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Co-Hosted by:Mis Pensamientos, Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen, Bloc de recetas, Baker Street, Elephant Eats, The Daily Palette, Bon a croquer, Hobby And More (Breads, Indian, Vegan recipes), Mike’s Baking, Teaspoon of Spice, Queen’s Notebook, Vegan Miam, My Twisted Recipes, The Spicy RD, Skip to Malou, KnitstamaticCake Duchess, Simply Reem

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  • i love the apple bread pudding idea :). this is a delightful comforting dessert! and i had no idea you had relatives in michigan. i lived there for 9 years. my heart is in ann arbor and i was obsessed with the farmer's market. if i ever go back, i shall visit that apple farm :). 
  • Champa
    Very nice. I liked the use of almond milk over regular milk.
  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
    OK - bread pudding is always my 1st choice of dessert when dining out and now I have some inspiration to make it at home (+ those cider slushies sound heavenly!)
  • Yum! So lucky that you grew up with an apple love farm in the family! Dessert sounds amazing!
  • Wow apple bread pudding! Sounds yummy! Like how you added almond milk rather than soya milk, since it offers some almond flavour.  Well done, you! And yay for #applelove bloghop. xxx Rika [email protected] http://www.veganmiam.com
  • Baker Street
    This sounds crazy good! My husband is a big fan of bread pudding. Maybe I'll make this the next time round. :) 
  • EA-The Spicy RD
    Love this recipe Terra! I want to try this with gluten-free bread. Super yum! So, now you have me wondering....how do you make cider slushies?? Cider and ice? Sounds fabulous too!
  • I love puddings!!! Aren't they delicious? I have to make yours! I'm sure it'll be a success! Hugs!!
  • Onaninhale
    omg i need to make all of these!!!
  • Oh, yeah,, gotta share this!! Yummmmm!
  • [email protected]
    lovely.. i am loving this idea of apple and bread pudding.. and with those craisins in there.. it must taste heavenly! Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog
  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    I can honestly say I've never had bread pudding. I'm thinking it's an American thing. Before reading blogs I had no idea it even existed. I just finished having fresh cranberry + apple sauce so I'm totally feeling the flavor combo in this one. Nice work :)
  • Delicious!!!! Apple bread pudding is like really heavenly........ My kids will adore this.
  • I was brought up on bread pudding - it's so good for these more straightened times as it uses up stale bread in a delicious way.  I've never seen a fruity bread pudding before so going on my list of recipes to try.
  • Salomé
    Apple, cinnamon and bread,  I love all of them and your gorgeous pudding! I'll see you in the next bloghop! Besos
  • a spoonful of yumm
    i love bread pudding !!! the addition of craisins is a great idea :))
  • Okay so first of all I love bread pudding!  Second of all with apples?! That rocks!
  • Bestfoodies
    I have never had bread pudding with apples but this sounds incredible...I would drizzle caramel over it!
  • mytwistedrecipe
    they look so yummy Terra and easy to make too! happy to be cooking woth you via #applebloghop :)
  • I love your pretty photos and love the apple pudding recipe even more !!!! Glad to see you hopped on the blog hop, Terra! Abrazos!
  • Oh, this sounds amazing! Do you think I coudl eat it for breakfast?? ;)
    • Thank you Amy! You could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a snack, LOL! Hugs, Terra
  • This looks amazing!  How long is it supposed to bake?  I guess I missed that part while reading...
    • Hi Mitch! Thank you so much:-) About 25-35 minutes, depending on oven.  It will puff up, and get golden brown on top. Enjoy, Terra
  • Nataša Pajestková
    It´s very similar to Czech Apple Pudding (Zemlovka in Czech) that is very popular in our country. I don´t know the proper amounts of ingredients as nobody measures it in fact. All you need is white bread buns, apples, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, butter, and raisins. Buns are supposed to be not very fresh. You grease a casserol dishwith butter. In a bowl mix milk with eggs, vanilla sugar. Cut buns into slices and soak