Apple Bread Pudding

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I just returned home from a week visit with my mom. I love going home, but I especially love North Georgia during the fall. Peak color is still several weeks away, but I could see the changes already taking place. This visit was just the two of us, and we had a great time catching up, shopping, cooking, and going to the apple house.

I now have two large bags of apples. Should I make applesauce or apple butter? Maybe a little of both! Before I start with that, I had to make this scrumptious apple bread pudding! I became a fan of bread pudding after trying it for the first time when I moved to the Gulf Coast. Bread pudding combines stale bread and a cinnamon custard mixture, and in this case raisins and apples. Serve with warm bourbon sauce for a delicious fall dessert!  Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Apple Bread Pudding
 
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Ingredients
  • Pudding:
  • 4 c. stale bread cubes (French or Italian)
  • ¼ c. raisins
  • 2 c. peeled and sliced apples
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1¾ c. milk
  • ¼ c. unsalted butter
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
  • Bourbon Sauce:
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • ¼ c. brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. bourbon
  • ½ c. unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. For pudding:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.
  3. Toss bread cubes, apples, and raisins in a large bowl, set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan combine 1 c. brown sugar, 1¾ c. milk, ¼ c. unsalted butter, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter melts.
  5. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Add a little warmed milk mixture to eggs and stir to combine. Add egg mixture to milk and sugar mixture in saucepan and whisk to combine. Add vanilla extract. Pour mixture over bread mixture and stir to saturate bread.
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes until center is set.
  7. In the meantime make bourbon sauce. In a small saucepan combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cream, bourbon, and butter. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and serve warm over bread pudding.

 

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Chocolate Nutella Lava Mug Cake

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It seems that microwave mug cakes have been around forever. At least as long as microwaves have been in homes. They are extremely popular; there are entire cookbooks on the market filled with only mug cake recipes. I think I have tried all of them! Every recipe from a tablespoon or two of this and that to a couple of tablespoons of different cake mixes and water. Some of them have been okay, but I’ve never made one particular recipe more than a couple of times. However, there is something very alluring about making the perfect size cake in a matter of minutes.
 

Savannah recently made this fantastic mug cake that she found on Pinterest.  I have already made this particular recipe more than a couple of times!  The warm, melty center will stop any chocolate craving you may have! It is a large mug cake. In fact, big enough to share with a friend. She made the cake in a jumbo 20-oz. coffee cup, but you could also use a small bowl. Top the cake with your favorite ice cream and serve with two spoons for an incredible treat.

 

 

 

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Chocolate Nutella Lava Mug Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 lg. egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tbsp. Nutella
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mug mix flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking powder. Add egg and mix with a fork. Add milk, Nutella, and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Cake will be set on the outside and melty on the inside. Serve with your favorite ice cream and two spoons.

 

 

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