View cart background image
0
items
Free Shipping Over $49
America

Apple Bread Pudding

Source: © Food & Wine Magazine
Recipe Add to Fav Save Recipe View Fav view my favorites Email Friend email recipe to a friend
Rate/Review this Recipe
Active Time:  30 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 45 Minutes
  8 servings
In a reality-TV moment that shocked us all, Tre Wilcox of Top Chef Season 3 was eliminated after preparing a dense, dull apple bread pudding in an epic Restaurant Wars. Gail Simmons rescues his recipe by sautéing the apples in brandy and butter, then soaking both them and brioche in lots of vanilla custard before baking.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 pound brioche, cut into 1-inch pieces (12 cups)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup calvados or other brandy
4 large eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
Whipped cream or crème fraîche for serving
Apple Bread Pudding Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the brioche on a large rimmed baking sheet and toast for about 15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until lightly golden and dry.


Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter; reserve 3 tablespoons of the melted butter in a small bowl. Add the apples and 1/4 cup of the sugar to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are golden and softened, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon. Remove from the heat and add the Calvados. Return the skillet to the heat and cook until the sauce is syrupy, about 1 minute.


In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk and the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar. Scrape the vanilla seeds into the custard (save the vanilla bean for another use). Add the brioche and apples and toss until evenly coated. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow the brioche to absorb the custard.


Brush an 8-by-11-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the reserved melted butter. Add the bread pudding and drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter on top. Bake for about 50 minutes, until the custard is set and the top is golden. Let the bread pudding cool slightly, then serve with whipped cream or crème fraîche.




Recipe reprinted by permission of © Food & Wine Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 12/14/2010
Part of These Recipe Collections Find Similar Recipes »
 Orchard Sweets: Apple Desserts
 Blissful Bread Pudding
Save Recipe Send to Friend Similar Recipes
Recipe error? Contact customer service.
McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams 

Follow Cooking.com

Price Match Guarantee
Satisfaction Guarantee
Shopping Rewards
NEXT: WANNA COOKIE?

NEXT: WANNA COOKIE?

Who doesn't? Get recipes now.