Easy Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Easy Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
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Easy Bread Pudding

Jon Jackson

Easy Bread Pudding

Truth be told, I don’t usually order bread pudding when I eat out. To me, the fact alone that the main ingredient is bread brings the indulgence factor up to a level I’m not necessarily willing to venture to in public. And then it’s usually drizzled with caramel sauce or is packed with melty chocolate chips, and soon the entire conversation’s gone flat because I’m sitting there licking the spoon, followed quickly by the bowl.

Solution? Make it at home. This easy bread pudding has big chunks of apple and heaps of cinnamon that mix well with the egg-y, sugary mixture it all soaks in. It’s got great texture, with the golden brown bread on top, semi-soft baked apples, and that light, custard-like filling. If you’re into raisins, they’d make a great addition to this. The hardest part about making this at home is waiting patiently while it bakes for an hour.

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Notes

The best way I have found to avoid cinnamon clumps is to mix the cinnamon and melted butter together in a separate bowl until they are really well combined. Then add them together to the mixture. That way, the cinnamon is already separated and coated with butter, so there’s no chance of a dry little clump making it into your delicious pudding.

Ingredients

  • 2  cups  low-fat milk
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • eggs
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 3  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 1  teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 4  cups  soft white bread, cubed
  • 1  cup  large green apple, cubed

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch glass baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the milk and sugar together well. Add one egg at a time, followed by the salt and vanilla, until all combined. Mix in the melted butter and cinnamon, stirring quickly to avoid clumps of dry cinnamon. (See suggestion below.) Then, fold the bread chunks into the wet mixture until completely soaked, followed by the apple chunks, and let sit for at least 20 minutes.

Pour the pudding into the prepared dish, making sure there is an even spread of bread and apples. Bake for 55–65 minutes, depending on your oven. It’s done when a knife comes out clean.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
105g
81%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
289mg
29%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
65µg
2%
Folate, total
168µg
42%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
203mg
29%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
772mg
51%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
133g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.