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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


September is coming to a close, and the air is growing crisp. How about a yummy apple cranberry bread pudding with your next meal? Here’s Cloris’s recipe for a slow-cook version. -- AP

non-stick cooking spray
3 large cooking apples, peeled and cut up
1 cup dried cranberries
10 cups cubed brioche or challah bread
4 eggs
2-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick spray. Divide bread into thirds. Mix apples and cranberries and divide in half. Place 1/3 of the bread cubes in the bottom of the crock pot, then half the fruit, another third of the bread, the second half of the fruit, and the last third of the bread. Place eggs in mixer and whip. Continue whipping as you add milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread and fruit. Press down to submerge bread and fruit in the liquid batter. Cover and cook on high for 2 hrs.

So what’s on your menu for tonight? Bread pudding, anyone? 
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Barbara D. said...

This looks like a great fall recipe with the abundance of apples in stores & I'm anxious to try it. I still have my old Crock Pot from the 70's that I use a lot. In fact I'm using it now & I love the aroma that's filling the house. I'm sure your Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding will smell & taste wonderful.


I love that aroma filling the house, too, Barbara!