Vee’s Apple-Cranberry Bread Pudding
Prep Time: 10mins. ❖ Bake Time: 35-40mins. ❖ Serves: 8
- 1 C. sugar, plus 1 tsp. reserved
- 2 C. orange juice
- 2 C. milk (2%)
- 5 large eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
- 4 Tbsp. butter (½ stick)
- 8 slices Buttermilk bread, crusts removed & cut into ½” cubes
- 3 apples (your choice), peeled & cut into ½” cubes
- 2 C. whole fresh cranberries
Place rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare 8 individual ½-cup ramekins by misting with cooking spray.
Remove crust from the buttermilk bread and slice into ½” cubes. Peel and cube apples to roughly the same size. Toss bread cubes, apples and cranberries in mixing bowl.
In blender mix the first 8 ingredients and pour over the bread, apples and cranberries. Gently stir to combine.
Divide mixture equally into the 8 ramekins. Sprinkle puddings with reserved sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 40 minutes or until set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving with your favorite syrup.
*Cook’s Note: Drizzle with a lemon glaze (½ C. powdered sugar + 1 Tbsp. lemon juice) or serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. May also be prepared in a square baking dish if preferred.