Christmas Bread Pudding | A moist bread pudding filled with fresh apples and dried or fresh cranberries. Like eating a fluffy delicious apple pie…FOR BREAKFAST! The perfect Christmas morning treat! Serve at a breakfast buffet.
Do you have a Christmas breakfast tradition? For my family it’s all about bread pudding. I can make it and bake it the day before. With a variety of wake up times that my guests have this is perfect. It’s a help yourself kind of breakfast. All they have to do is cut them a piece, pop it into the microwave and heat. I also like to serve it with bacon, juice, maple syrup and some confectioners’ sugar in a sprinkle can.
With crisp big chunks of apple and the sweet and sour flavor of cranberries this bread pudding is the perfect morning treat. This Christmas relax and enjoy the morning with a ready made breakfast.
Are fresh cranberries out of season? Don’t worry this Christmas Bread Pudding is also delicious made with dried cranberries.
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Christmas Bread Pudding
- 14 cups or 1 large loaf of Challah bread cubes, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups half & half or light cream
- 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup fresh or dried cranberries
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- confectioners' sugar
- maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350°. Place rack in the middle of the oven. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl and add the cream and milk. Let stand for five minutes. Then stir in the beaten eggs, sugar, vanilla, and melted and cooled butter. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Stir this mixture into the bread cube mixture and then fold in the cranberries and apple chunks. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake covered with foil for 40 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 40 minutes or until fluffy and golden brown. Place on a wire rack to slightly cool.
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