Recipe by Irmgard
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.
Top Review by Gwen35
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.