A New Thanksgiving Favorite: Kelsey's Apple Bread Pudding
Move over, Pumpkin Pie. There's a new Thanksgiving dessert that's sure to be a holiday hit. Kelsey Nixon's recipe for warm, out-of-the-oven bread pudding is studded with apples and pecans, topped with caramel sauce and paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's absolute dessert perfection. Just make sure to save room for it.
Kelsey's Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce
1 loaf challah bread, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces (preferably stale)
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.
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.
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#Pullupachair to Food Network's Virtual Thanksgiving!
Food Network is hosting a pre-Thanksgiving potluck today, with a variety of food sites contributing all the courses. We covered dessert above (though why stop at one?); browse the below links to find even more recipes to add to your Thanksgiving feast.
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