Bread Pudding with Apple and Brown Sugared Bacon

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Author Notes: This is another "get most of it ready the night before'"casserole that reminds you a little of an eggy pancake and bacon breakfast. inpatskitchen

Serves 4

For the brown sugared bacon to be made on the day of serving

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 6 slices bacon
  1. Place the brown sugar and bacon slices in a plastic bag and shake it around to lightly coat the bacon.
  2. Place the bacon strips on a wire rack set over a parchment lined baking sheet (easier clean up) and bake in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes. The bacon will brown but won't be too crispy. Do this step just prior to putting the casserole in the oven. Out of the oven tear the bacon slices into small pieces and reserve.

For the pudding to be made the night before

  • 5 cups cubed Italian or French bread (stale works well here)
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and cut into a fine dice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 to 10 gratings of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • The brown sugared bacon
  1. Place the bread cubes evenly in a 10 inch round baking dish (or a dish similar in size which has been well buttered..
  2. In a medium saute pan, saute the diced apple in the butter just until the apple begins to soften a bit. Sprinkle the apple bits over the bread cubes.
  3. In a mixing bowl place the beaten eggs, the milk, the half and half, sugar, vanilla, nut meg and salt and whisk until nice and combined. Pour the mixture over the bread and apple making sure that the bread is submerged.
  4. Cover the casserole and refrigerate overnight.
  5. In the morning ,after making the bacon, place the casserole in a 350F oven and bake for one to one and a half hours until the center is just set and the top is lightly browned. About 10 minutes before this happens, scatter the bacon pieces over the casserole and continue to bake for that last 10 minutes.
  6. Let the casserole rest for about 10 minutes out of the oven. Serve with your favorite maple syrup if desired.

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almost 2 years ago Deanna Snow

So delicious! I served it with maple syrup and a sprinkle of romano cheese on top. It almost felt like I was eating french toast with a gooey pudding texture and caramelized bacon crunchy goodness. Bravo!


almost 2 years ago inpatskitchen

I'm so happy you enjoyed! Thanks so much!!


over 3 years ago koechin

made this the other day as written and it was loved by all who ate it all up. the bread i used was a artisan three cheese bread and i added a fair amount of cracked pepper to the sugared bacon per another recipe. will be making this again when hungry for compliments, thanks, inpatskitchen.


almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Hi koechin! I'm so sorry I missed your comment 8 months ago, but for quite some time I wasn't getting any notifications. So glad you liked this and the 3 cheese bread and cracked pepper sound amazing! Thank YOU!


over 3 years ago Lemoncello

I am going to make this for my girlfriends breakfast at the gym. Looks amazing!


over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh I hope you enjoy!!


almost 4 years ago Bevi

How lovely!


almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you so much Bevi!!


almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Brown sugar bacon, bread pudding this is over the top delicious.


almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks sdebrango! Brown sugar bacon is to die for!


almost 4 years ago GiGi26

Katie (12 year old granddaughter and resident Iron Chef) said and I quote "I think I just l lost all feeling in my knees" when she saw your picture and read the recipe!! We will be trying this VERY soon! Beautiful!


almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

It's the bacon Katie!! Hope you guys enjoy!


almost 4 years ago GiGi26

Oh, she is ALL about the bacon!!