Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is a great way to use up leftover bread. I like this made with challah but you could also make it with French or Italian bread. Use whatever dried fruit you have on hand - my personal favourite is apricots, but it is also good with cranberries or cherries. Please note that the standing time is included in the cooking time.
- 1 cup stale bread, cubed
- 1⁄2 cup apple, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries (You could also use dried cherries or apricots or a combination of the three)
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon butter
- ground cinnamon
- In a lightly greased 2 cup baking dish, toss together the bread cubes, apple and dried fruit.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar and vanilla.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk with the butter just until steaming; gradually whisk into the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream.
- Pour over the bread mixture.
- Let stand for 5 minutes; press gently to moisten the bread evenly.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or just until puffed and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Broil for about 2 minutes or until golden and crusty.
Great! For me, it's Bread Pudding for One. The only thing I might be inclined to do differently is to put some cinnamon in the pudding itself (and sprinkle a bit more on the top). Thank you so much. It is a keeper. Second comment - I have made your wonderful recipe several times now, but last night I tried it with apples and raisins. It was wonderful! Actually, did a double batch, and it's almost gone. Thanks again.