8.10.2010

Tasty Tuesday!

“Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.”
-Frank A. Clark

Hello! I hope you are doing well. I had a late night last night, so am very slow this morning! I have only had 1 cup of coffee so far!! My boys are clean and fed, so I guess that is a start! I have a wonderful little dessert to share with you today - it is so yummy! Make sure to use day old bread - it soaks up the liquid much better!

Enjoy!

“So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition.”
-William Shakespeare


Apple-Cherry Bread Pudding
Serves: 10

Ingredients:

* 4 Tbsp butter, melted, divided
* 1 10 oz baguette, cut into 1/2" cubes (day old)
* 2 unpeeled Granny Smith apples, coarsely grated
* 1 cup dried cherries
* 1 Tbsp orange zest
* 3 cups half and half
* 7 large eggs
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
* 1 Tbsp almond extract
* 1 tsp ground nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* confectionery sugar

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.) Coat bottom and sides of large roasting pan with 1 Tbsp butter.
3.) Place baguette, cherries, apples, & orange zest in pan.
4.) Mix ingredients thoroughly.
5.) In a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 &1 /2, eggs, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, & remaining 3 Tbsp butter.
6.) Pour over baguette mixture, stirring to mix thoroughly.
7.) Let rest 10 min.
8.) Bake, uncovered for 45 min, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
9.) Let rest 15-20 min before serving.
10.) Scoop into plates and sprinkle with confectionery sugar.

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.”
-Author Unknown

Silly Joke of the Day:
Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?
....She couldn't control her pupils.

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

6 comments:

ALD Designs said...

Looks delicious! :)

♥SimaG Jewelry♥ said...

Nicole,looks so good!
Thank you for sharing!
xoxo,
Sima

PoetessWug said...

Ooooo! I haven't had bread pudding in a loooooong time!! This looks like the perfect place to try some of my 'Old Friend', Mr. Bread Pudding! :-)

Momma J said...

Oh to die for!

A Stone's Throw said...

Your recipes always look so good!!

christine said...

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