Well, the first recipe which I would like to share is Bread Pudding with Apple Pie Filling. To me, I love bread pudding. Going for a second or third round of servings in a buffet is unavoidable. However, to some of my friends and family, the name of the dessert itself did not sound very appetizing to them. Having mushy wet bread for a dessert? They would definitely prefer to brownies or creamy cheesecake...
Little did I know that it is really rich and decadent by its own right. Bread pudding, itself also takes on the flavor of anything you out into it. Just like a slice of plain bread, tasting great with any spreads - be it Marmite, Peanut Butter or Nutella. And so for my this recipe, it calls for apple pie filling, but of course, you can use other flavors if you want... Is up to your personal preference. Besides, you can even omit that part altogether if you want.
Golden raisins would be great too. Although I'm not sure how those renegade dark ones got mixed in. It's all good as well! Personally, I think that the secret ingredient, which is not really a secret because it's the main ingredient, which is the BREAD! The sweet Gardenia California Raisins bread is good enough to just eat alone. Can you imagine that used in this way? I think it would be HEAVENLY!
However, this recipe really isn't complete without a thick and creamy scoop (perhaps, two) of vanilla ice cream on top too. The contrast of cold and creamy with warm and gooey are just in perfect combination.
Bread Pudding with Apple Pie Filling
1 loaf of Gardenia California Raisins bread
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
5 eggs (beaten)
1 can of Comstock Apple Pie Filling (which you can get it from Cold Storage Supermarket)
1 cup of golden or dark raisins (it's optional since the bread has raisins already)
What you need to do:
Preheat your oven to 350°. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Cut bread into small pieces and arrange it in the pan. Spread apple pie filling over bread. Sprinkle with raisins (if you intend to add more of it, or else, you can skip this). Heat up milk, sugar and butter until melt (medium heat, do not boil). Then let it cool. Add beaten eggs to the milk mixture and pour over the bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through and firmed.
And voila! Enjoy it warm with vanilla ice cream on top.