apple bread pudding with brandy sauce


Another food from the South. Grits? Bread Pudding? What’s next, greens?

This recipe and inspiration came from the cooking class I took in New Orleans. The great thing about bread pudding is that:

a) you don’t have to follow directions exactly like baking but it will still turn out

b) you can easily make it your own and switch up the flavors – since the taster loves apple desserts and brandy is the official drink of Wisconsin (that may or may not be true, not sure) I decided to go with an apple bread pudding with brandy sauce.

Warning: Not as healthy as Holly’s lovely version…..just saying. 😉

Bread Pudding:

about 10 cups (8? I forgot to measure) of stale bread – I used a mixture of French and cinnamon sugar swirl bread

4 cups whole milk, not skim, not 2%. whole.

1 1/2 cup sugar

8 Tbsp butter, melted – that would be a whole stick folks

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped

Combine all ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Place into non-preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, until the top is golden brown and you can’t take the delicious smell anymore!

Brandy Sauce:

8 Tbsp butter (again, that is ANOTHER stick of butter)

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 egg yolks

1/2 cup brandy

Cream butter and sugar over medium heat until all butter is absorbed. Remove from heat and blend in egg yolk. Pour in brandy and stir. Serve over warm bread pudding. (Can easily be re-heated in microwave in case you don’t want to eat it all in the same sitting!)


This was the tasters birthday treat and we have been loving this bread pudding for WAY too many nights now…I’m hoping it will be gone soon 😉 Someone please come and help us eat it!!!!



Filed under adventures in baking, dessert, Recipes

6 responses to “apple bread pudding with brandy sauce

  1. ummm my does not look NEARLY as good as yours…for real girl. this looks OUTSTANDINGLY delicious 🙂

  2. um. yum!

    i used to have bread pudding all the time in college. in fact, i think that might be the last time i’ve had it! for shame…

  3. Oh my God…I want that for breakfast – which is right now haha!!

    Great blog! I can see I’ll be here alot getting great recipes. I just started my own – check it out if you get time – I’d love more viewers such as yourself for comments/feedback! Add me to your rolllll if you like it 🙂 Cheers!

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