Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • Butter
  • 4 1/2 cups cubed challa bread
  • 3 cups peeled and diced Fuji apples
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups half-and-half*
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, recipe follows
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 11 by 13-inch baking dish with room temperature butter.

Place cubed brioche in the baking dish. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine diced apples with lemon juice, brown sugar and cranberries. Pour over bread.

In a large bowl, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Pour custard over bread. Allow to saturate for a few minutes.

Bake for 40 minutes until pudding sets. Serve with whipped cream.

Whipped Cream:

Place a medium bowl in the freezer for 1 hour before whipping cream.

Add heavy cream to chilled bowl and whip with a hand mixer. Add liqueur and powdered sugar and combine well.

*Cook's Note: this is the correct amount.

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