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
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
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!
October is #applelove month!
Please join in on the #applelove fun by linking up any apple recipe from the month of October 2011. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #applelove event. The twitter hashtag is #applelove :).
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