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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding: Improv Challenge

I have joined another blogging group called Improv Challenge.  It is the brainchild of Sheryl, from The Lady Behind the Curtain.  This month, the first month of its existence, we have been challenged to come up with something using caramel and apples.  I tossed around a lot of ideas like baked oatmeal, bread, cookies, cupcakes and pies.  Finally, though, a batch of stale, uneaten rolls in my fridge convinced me to make bread pudding.  And I am so glad that I did.  Not only was it delicious, it used up those rolls so they weren't wasted. 

The tartness of Granny Smith apples really went well with the sweetness of the caramel sauce.  A healthy dash of cinnamon kept the kitchen smelling yummy for hours.  All of my kids gave this dish a big thumbs up.
Be sure to check out other caramel apple creations.  Thanks Sheryl for putting this fun group together!!
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
1 dozen rolls or 8 slices bread, cubed
2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
15 caramels, unwrapped
2 Tbsp milk
Layer the bread and apples alternately in a 9X9 greased pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Whip the eggs in a separate bowl and then add milk, vanilla and sugar, stirring until sugar is mostly dissolved.  Pour over the bread mixture, scraping out the bits of sugar that like to remain behind.  Cover with foil and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees.  Uncover and bake another 15 minutes to crisp.  Melt the caramels and milk in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Serve over the baked pudding.

The Improve Cooking Challenge

42 comments:

Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini said...

Glad to see a familiar face on the challenge! : ) Your bread pudding looks to die for! Can't wait for next month!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Looks wonderful! I am a fellow Improv Challenge participant and your newest follower.

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

ping said...

Gosh! I'm getting a sugar high just looking at all that caramel! and drooling!!

Patty said...

I've never made a bread pudding. This looks delicious! I've added the Caramel Apple Scones #53.

Lizzy said...

Kristen, I think caramel apple bread pudding has to be my favorite kind of bread pudding! And now I have a fabulous recipe to try...YUM!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

I LOVE your recipe! Thanks for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE!! I can't wait to see what you do next month with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese. ---Sheryl---

Angie's Recipes said...

I am in apple paradise!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

Looks like a fabulous combination! I love bread pudding and this is a fabulous version.

Sue said...

Oh boy Kristen, You sure know how to work your magic...from stale bread to this delectable dessert! I really love bread pudding and your version sounds like comfort food at its best!

Abbie said...

That looks amazing and I just happen to have some left over rolls in my fridge that are destined to be made into this! Thanks!

Amy said...

Sounds like a hit. It was fun being part of the first ICC with you!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Lisa~~ said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Pup Fan said...

I love bread pudding... I'll have to try this recipe. :)

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

I have never made bread pudding. This looks like a perfect recipe to use for my first time! What a great idea for this challenge!!

Screaming Sardine said...

Oh, I LOVE bread pudding. This recipe sounds so delicious. I can't wait to try it. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Kathryn said...

I have never tried bread pudding before, but this sounds wonderful and I will have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this with us:)

laurie said...

My hubby would love this...he's a big bread pudding fan!

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

Holy Cow! Looks good!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Oh, welcome beautiful bread pudding! How I wish this was in front of me right now.

Ryan said...

Wow! That looks fantastic!! I LO-VE bread pudding (and caramel and apples). I'm making this soon!

Miranda said...

Never had bread pudding like this. Sounds awesome! I am in apple/caramel heaven!

Cucina49 said...

I adore a good bread pudding, and yours looks delish!

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

I always have leftover bread and have lately gotten into a rut with trying to use up all the leftovers. Great idea!

SnoWhite said...

This looks so wonderful! The caramel sauce I shared for the challenge would be perfect in this recipe.

Happy When Not Hungry said...

Wow this bread pudding looks amazing! I love the apples and caramel. Cannot go wrong with that combo!

Katrina said...

What a delicious looking caramel apple round up. Good to know where to turn when I need something.

Erin said...

What a fun group! This looks absolutely delicious! I am not a huge fan of bread pudding, but with all that caramel and apples....yum!

Ann said...

What a GREAT challenge! I'd say you lived up to the improvisation beautifully!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Oh my! I love bread pudding, but I don't think I've ever had a caramel apple version! This looks divine!

kyleen said...

Mhmm I love bread pudding! This looks delicious. By the way, I'm new to your blog and I just wanted to say that the picture of the apple pie in your header looks sooooo good.

Blackswan said...

Kristen, apple lovers will go crazy with this dessert! Yum! Don't forget to drop by to collect your award, dear!

Oh, I'd submitted my Creepy Halloween Pumpkin Treats for a Recipe Challenge. I'd appreciate a minute of your time to hop over to VOTE for my entry. Voting closes 24 Oct 2011. I thank you for your votes & appreciate your kind gesture!

Roxana GreenGirl said...

Hi Kristen
Apples and caramel are meant to be together. They taste great and I bet they give a delicious bread budding!

Ms Bibi said...

OMG, I need a big bowl of your Bread Pudding, right now....

Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks so good.

Buttercream Blondie said...

Great idea! This bread pudding looks amazing!

Joanne said...

Bread pudding is definitely my favorite use for any stale bread that weasels it's way into my life. This sounds like the perfect use of caramel and apples!

rebekahdawn said...

Yum! I've never tried bread pudding before, but this looks fabulous!

My 2 Pesos said...

Looks tasty! (:

Jenn @ Baking Jenn's Blog said...

This looks DELICIOUS.

hediye said...

I pinned this recipe because it sounds fantastic! I also doing a fun work with food and really awesome test of this food. I truly saying that The caramel topping looks absolutely delicious.

Marilyn said...

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Desi said...

I've never made homemade bread pudding... this one is so calling my name! Beautiful dessert!

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