Too lazy to bake an apple pie? Never mind, try this Apple Pie Bread Pudding instead …
Came across this fantastic recipe by Tasty on youtube a few days ago and could not wait to try it out. Though it does not taste the same as apple pie, but is a real treat for apple dessert lovers nonetheless …
The only tricky part is figuring out how many bread slices to use. Though the original recipe stated 6 slices, I felt I should have used around 8 as I did notice there was a bit more liquid left which should have been soaked up by the bread. Unfortunately I made that realisation after transferring the bread batter to the cake tin, so it was too late to make any changes. That’s why my version of this scrumptious dessert ended up more shiny and caramelised than intended. But am not complaining though as it helped keep it all moist.
I also ended up using an 8″ cake tin instead of a 9″ one (I was clearly in a mad rush to get this one baked so didn’t follow all the rules!) … Perhaps the apples would be better spread out in a 9″ tin, but then I felt the bread base would be too thin (or maybe I just need to use bigger bread slices next time) … so will let you be the judge of that. Besides, what matters is it is a delicious and simple dessert to bake with no hassle whatsoever …. you must give it a try!
The original recipe belongs to Tasty (look them up on youtube .. amazing channel), but I have tweaked the recipe to suit my own taste buds and re-written in my own way.
Granny Smith apples (peeled and cubed): 3
Light Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup
Corn flour: 3 tbsp
Bread slices: 6 (please read the description above to clarify this step)
Whole milk: 1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder: 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence: 1 tsp
Icing sugar: to sprinkle on top
Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease an 8 or 9″ cake tin and set aside.
In a bowl, add and mix the cubed apples, light brown sugar and corn flour. Do not omit the corn flour in this recipe as it helps trap the apple juice while baking. Set aside.
In another bowl, add and whisk the eggs, whole milk, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder. Cut the bread slices into small squares and add to the bowl until all the liquid is soaked up completely.
Spread the bread mixture over the base of the cake tin.
Add the apple mixture over the bread base in the cake tin.
Bake the bread pudding in your pre-heated oven at 175 degrees Celsius until the sides brown. It took approximately 30 minutes in my oven.
Allow the Apple Pie bread pudding to cool completely before sprinkling with icing sugar on top.
Congratulations! Your Apple Pie Bread Pudding is ready to be enjoyed with a cup of tea! 🙂