Apple bread pudding is one of those desserts that are so comforting, sweet and filling, that you just can’t resist.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this recipe may be a good replacement for homemade apple sauce in this season.
The sweetness is so strong, and the depth and richness of the flavor make this dessert a winner, especially if you have friends and family over.
For this recipe, you’ll need: 2 cups apple pie crust or apple pie crumbs (optional) 2 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon baking soda 3/8 teaspoon salt (optional – you could use store-bought buttermilk or milk) To Make: In a small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Beat the dry ingredients with a hand mixer until the mixture is fluffy and smooth.
Slowly add the wet ingredients in a slow, steady stream.
Beat until the batter is stiff but not dry.
Pour batter into prepared pie pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a rack before slicing and serving.
To make homemade apple pie sauce, stir the brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, cinnamon and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar and butter have dissolved and the mixture becomes thick and creamy.
Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
Pour the mixture into a container, add enough water to cover the bottom and seal tightly.
Refrigerate overnight or up to a week, or up a week for best results.
Recipe Notes: If you’d like to make this recipe gluten-free, substitute 1 tablespoon brown sugar with 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
(Recipe adapted from Easy Apple Pie Recipe.)