Opal® Apple Bread Pudding
- Serves: 12
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 1 tablespoon butter
- About 6 cups 1/2-inch-cubed challah bread (about half a 15-ounce loaf)
- 3 medium Opal® Apples peeled, cored and diced****
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
Butter a 2-quart baking dish. Toss the cubed bread and apples in a large bowl, and then arrange them evenly in the dish.
In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, cream, milk, honey, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and apples. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Put the baking dish in a larger metal roasting pan. Pour hot water into the roasting pan until it comes about 1 inch up the side of the baking dish. Bake until the pudding is firm and the top is golden brown, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar and serve.