Brandied Cinnamon Bread Pudding

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 9
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • If using apples follows these steps.
  • Chop apples into small bite sized pieces. Soak apples in lemon juice, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, cover and refrigerate over night before using.
  • If using Black Berries follow same steps taking out the lemon juice and just tossing them in the brown sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove crust from 1 french bread and slice legthwise down the middle, then cut into 8 pieces.
  • Pour milk into a small pot and add granulated sugar; bring to a boil.
  • Beat eggs, brandy and almond flavoring together.
  • Whisk in a little of the hot milk, then add remainder, whisking until mixed together.
  • Layer half the bread pieces in a 9 inch square pan.
  • Pour half the liquid mixture over it.
  • Mash mixture with your hands, then pat down into a layer.
  • Mix prepared fruit with nutmeg, remaining cinnamon, remaining brown sugar, some of the remaining milk mixture and raisins.
  • Spoon over bread.
  • Remove crust from remaining bread in 1 1/2 inch rounds.
  • Overlap bread on top of fruit and pour the remaining milk mixture on top.
  • Bake 25 minute.
  • Glaze with preserves of choice.
  • Brandy Cream Sauce.
  • Beat cream with brandy and cinnamon until mixture thickens.
  • Pour brandy cream sauce over each serving.
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