Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 20 min
Cook: 45 min
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 9 large egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
  • 1 medium loaf challah bread (preferably stale), cut or torn into 1-inch pieces (about 10 cups)
  • Caramel Dessert Sauce, recipe follows
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
CARAMEL DESSERT SAUCE:
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, whole milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and egg yolks and set aside.

Add the cubed apples, pecans and cubed bread to the prepared baking dish and toss to combine. Pour the custard over the bread and apple pieces. Carefully toss to coat, making sure that the cubed bread is submerged in the custard, and let stand to allow the bread to soak up the custard, 10 to 15 minutes.

Bake until the center has set, about 45 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Drizzle Caramel Dessert Sauce over the bread pudding. Serve with extra sauce and vanilla ice cream.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, buttermilk and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and slowly add the baking soda (it will foam up), followed by the vanilla and cinnamon. The sauce will thicken as it cools. Serve warm.

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  • on August 17, 2014

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    The caramel sauce didn't taste like caramel and very few people ate it. It was time consuming and had a baking soda flavor. I was so disappointed with this. The restaurant Bravo has a great bread pudding and I thought it would taste like that,but it had no comparison according to taste. Thanks for letting me vert.

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  • on January 23, 2014

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    OMG AMAZING!!! Definitely 5 out 5 stars. Made this recipe for my mother by the way did i happen to mention bread pudding is her favorite dessert, every restaurant for dessert she orders bread pudding. This recipe destroyed all other bread pudding. Mom made a joke, asked for another order of bread pudding and for a to go container.(:

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  • on October 21, 2013

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    One of the best desserts I have ever had. I am not a big sweets person -- but loved this. So did our company.

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