Tis the season for all things apple, pumpkin, caramel and hearty nut breads. This Caramel Apple Bread pudding is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and it is a breeze to throw together. You can use store bought caramel sauce or take a little extra time to make your own. I have included my recipe below if interested. You will not be disappointed. The best thing about this dish is that you can make your own personal size or bake in a casserole dish for a crowd.
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding -Serves 8
1 round Kings Hawaiian sweet bread, 3 eggs, 2 C milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 C diced, peeled apples, 1/3 C brown sugar, 2 TB flour, 2 TB butter and 4 TB caramel sauce (store bought and see my recipe below).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Tear apart sweet bread and add to the milk mixture. Mix in the apples until everything is combined and pour into a greased 9×13 casserole dish or individual soufle cups.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and flour. cut in butter and until a crumble mixture forms. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the bread pudding. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle with caramel sauce and back for an additional 5 minutes. Serve right away.
Caramel sauce – Yield 4 Cups
2 C sugar, 3/4 C butter, 2 C whipping cream, 1 C light corn syrup, 1/2 salt and 1 tsp. vanilla
Heat all ingredients except salt and vanilla to boiling in a 2 qt. or larger double boiler over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once ingredients are incorporated, turn heat down slightly and boil for 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is a dark amber color.
Stir in Vanilla and salt. Serve right away warm or store in the refrigerator and heat up when needed. Will keep a couple of months in the refrigerator.