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Christmas Bread Pudding

Written by Becky


I’m not sure what it is about this season but I am overloaded with bread at our house. And what better to do with a massive amount of bread tha to make bread pudding. I found a recipe for Apple and Rasin Bread Pudding on a friend’s blog, Gateau. I decided to change it up a bit due to the ingredients that I already had in my kitchen and it turned out delightful.

I think this would make a great holiday dessert or Christmas morning brunch dish. We usually have Baked French Toast and this is actually quite similar.



Maple Currant Bread Pudding
adapted from Gateau

INGREDIENTS
1 pound bread (I used a mixture of white, wheat, and oat bread)
1 Braeburn apple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup of dried currants, plumped in hot water for 15 min
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups milk
1 Tbs molasses
1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbs butter

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into 1 inch cubes and toast for 6 minutes or until crisp on top. Arrange in a buttered 13×9 inch pan and sprinkle pecans, currants, and apples on top.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs with sugar for 1 min and add spices and salt. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine milk, maple syrup and molasses. Cook until very warm to the touch, and add to the egg mixture while stirring constantly. Pour over bread in pan and let sit for 5 minutes while preparing the strudel.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with sugar for 1 min and add spices and salt. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine milk and molasses. Cook until very warm to the touch, and add to the egg mixture while stirring constantly. Pour over bread in pan and let sit for 5 minutes while preparing the strudel.

Mix brown sugar, flour, and butter with your fingers until small peas form. Sprinkle over bread mixture and bake for 40 minutes or until puffy and firm to the touch. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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Comments (9)

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, because now I know about yours! And Ihave to day, I love it!

    This pudding looks so perfect for Christmas morning!

    Merry Christmas 🙂

  2. Yummy bread pudding; these look fabulous, thank you…I'm going to try them with my gluten-free breads!
    Happy Holidays…

  3. I love bread pudding! I've made a tradition of making panettone bread pudding during the holidays, it's such the perfect comfort food! I like the idea of using currants and nuts, sounds delicious!

  4. Why stop at Xmas? Bookmarking this page for the next opportunity. We eat a lot of bread-and-butter custard (as we call it in our family) in Australia, but I love the idea of adding apple and crumble to the top. Thank you!

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