17 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes Featuring Apple Brioche Bread Pudding
The apples are ripe for picking on our trees, and I am excited to use them up by trying out some of these fall apple dessert recipes! What is your favorite apple recipe to make as the seasons change?
Each year my friend Kristen from Ella Claire puts together a series of holiday recipes and home tours to share ideas and inspiration throughout the seasons! Last fall, we got together to share apple recipes, and this year Kristen has put together an entire series full of recipes and interiors that will continue throughout the next couple of months! I am very excited to be participating with so many other wonderful blogging friends whom constantly inspire me! I know you will love them just as much as I do!
Today we have grouped together once again to share some delicious apple recipes! I am particularly excited to try Brooke's artisan apple bread. If you don't follow Brooke, she's a must! Well, everyone below is a must follow in my opinion :).
As you can see, our apple trees have given us heaps and heaps of apples this year! I think I will need to try out every single recipe below once or twice to even make a dent in how many apples we have!
Today I am sharing an apple bread pudding recipe that I hope you love! I was inspired to make this after reminiscing over a cinnamon roll casserole we enjoyed on Christmas morning!
Last week I stopped by the grocery store and picked up some bread to put together the brioche bread pudding recipe for this blog post. I was happy to be able to find brioche in town! We don't always have that sort of specialty item!
Brioche is a type of pastry made with eggs and butter, and in the case you haven't tried it, I highly suggest it. I love using brioche as a base for homemade stuffings, it has the best flavor! It's making my mouth water just thinking about it! I typically use brioche as the base in my homemade stuffings - I mix it with loads of butter, celery, bacon, and raisins!
Bread pudding is traditionally made with some sort of stale bread, often brioche! I used Martha's recipe as a base for this apple bread pudding, but reduced the milk by a cup since I prefer a less cake-like bread pudding.
I wanted to note that this would be great with walnuts added into the apple mixture! I simply don't care for nuts in baked desserts, so I opted out of adding them, but if you love the crunch, just add a 1/2 cup of walnuts into the bread & apple mixture before baking!
I have to say, with the new blog design, I am having so much fun blogging again. I feel as if we are all next-door neighbors getting together to chat each day. Thank you so much for being readers & supporters of Boxwood Avenue - let me know if you try any of these recipes!
I have posted the video we shot of this recipe, but it's not quite up to par yet. I figure I can't get better at videos without trying, so please stick with me as I learn this new skill!
Apple Brioche Bread Pudding
- 1.5 loaves brioche bread
- 3 cups + 1 tablespoon milk - divided
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup brown sugar - divided
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp + 1 tsp vanilla extract - divided
- 4 cups (about 5 whole) apples - peeled & diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- cinnamon (to taste)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Melt 1 stick of butter in a large skillet or pot. Once the butter is melted, add the apples, a few dashes of cinnamon, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer on low heat for fifteen minutes.
2. While the apples simmer, cut the brioche into 1" cubes. Reserve in a large bowl.
3. Next, warm 3 cups of milk in a sauce pan on low heat. Do not boil milk - pull it off right before it begins to boil. You want to scald the milk without boiling.
4. While the milk warms, and apples continue to simmer, whisk together 4 eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. salt, a few healthy dashes of cinnamon (about 2 tsp. depending on how much you like the spice!), and 1 tsp. vanilla in a mixing bowl.
5. The milk should be warm "scalded" by now, remove it from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Pour the milk into the whisked egg mixture. It's important to not boil the milk else it will cook the eggs. Whisk as you pour so that the mixture is thoroughly combined. Set aside.
6. The apples should be cooked at this point, remove them from the heat. Pour the apples into the reserved bread, stir together until thoroughly combined.
7. Now you'll put it all together: pour the milk/egg mixture into the bread/apple mixture and stir well. Allow the mixture to soak for 5-10 minutes, or until the bread absorbs the majority of the liquid. The mixture will be pudding-like.
8. Pour the pudding into a large greased baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes, or until baked through and golden brown. Note: If the pudding becomes golden brown before it is baked through, simply cover and cook until it is cooked through.
9. Finish with a glaze or syrup, and enjoy!
For the glaze: In a small mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and a splash of vanilla. Stir well and drizzle over the top of the pudding!