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Apple Bread Pudding

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Ingredients
  Day old bread loaf 1 Pound, sliced (1/2 Loaf)
  Large apples 2 Pound, cored and cut in 1/2-inch slices (Preferably Jonagold, Spartan, Or Melrose)
  Eggs 8
  Half and half 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Packed dark brown sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground hazelnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For brandy butterscotch sauce
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

PREHEAT THE OVEN to 350°F.
Lightly grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish.
CRUMBLE THE BREAD into coarse crumbs, using your hands.
Sprinkle two-thirds of the crumbs into the prepared baking dish.
Arrange the apple wedges over the bread in rows, overlapping them slightly.
COMBINE THE EGGS, half-and-half, 1 cup of the sugar, 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and the nutmeg and cloves in a large bowl.
Beat well, then pour the mixture over the apples and bread.
In another bowl, combine the ground hazelnuts with the remaining bread crumbs, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Sprinkle this mixture over the apples and press down gently so it soaks up some of the liquid.
Bake until the pudding is lightly browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.
MAKE THE SAUCE while the bread pudding is baking.
Combine the butter and honey in a deep, medium-sized saucepan (the mixture will expand when it boils) and heat over medium-low heat until both are melted and smooth.
Bring to a boil without stirring and simmer for 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat and carefully stir in the cream and brandy.
Cook 1 minute longer.
Set aside and keep warm until needed.
LET THE BREAD PUDDING sit for a few minutes before cutting into serving pieces.
Drizzle a little of the brandy butterscotch sauce over each serving, passing the extra sauce separately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pudding
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes

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