Apple and Spice Bread Pudding


2 tbsp (30 mL) butter or margarine
2 medium apples, cored and chopped
Non-stick cooking spray
3 cups (750 mL) day-old white or whole wheat bread cubes
1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
4 eggs
2 cups (500 mL) milk
1/3 cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg


In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in apples. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

Spray a shallow 1½ quart (1.5 L) baking dish with cooking spray. In dish, combine apples, bread cubes and raisins. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until sugar is dissolved. Pour over apple mixture. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°). Bake pudding until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 to 55 minutes. Serve hot, warm or chilled. Makes 8 servings.

Tip: For a delicious treat, serve pudding with warm cinnamon sauce. In glass bowl or measuring cup, stir together 1 cup (250 mL) corn syrup and ½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon. Microwave on high 1 minute; stir. Pour over pudding. This sauce is also terrific over ice cream.

Preparation: 15 minutes + refrigeration
Cooking: 55 minutes

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 240
Carbohydrates: 39 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 7 g
Sodium: 250 mg