Mmmm a bread pudding recipe! (also known to many as baked French Toast) I’ll get to that in a minute though. We eat a lot of bread in our family. We eat it with practically every meal including dessert! I’m southern so Bread Pudding with a Kentucky Bourbon sauce is something that I’ve grown up with. It’s filled with cream and eggs and sugar so it’s a rich, sweet dessert but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be made a little better for you. So, today, I’m sharing my favorite bread pudding recipe that has been changed up just a little bit.
I typically use stale french bread and Bourbon but I wanted to try something a little different. I decided to try whole grain bread and our favorite brand of Apple Pie Moonshine. We use Sugarland’s Apple Pie Moonshine for this because is has a caramel finish. Arnold® brand is my go-to for sandwich bread and I adore the Arnold® Whole Grains Oatnut so I decided to give it a try in my Apple Bread Pudding recipe! I also made a delicious moonshine glaze for the bread pudding. I have three letters for you… O M G!
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For this bread pudding I used the Arnold® Whole Grains Oatnut. It is a fairly firm bread so I knew it would hold up well in a bread pudding. I also love that is has all the visible grains and crunchy oat topping. It adds so much amazing texture and flavor to the bread pudding.
Since I was using apple pie filling, I wanted to use something other than Bourbon for the glaze. What better than an apple pie moonshine glaze? The brand we love has this incredible caramel finish to it so I knew it would also lend nicely to the sauce. If you don’t like to use alcohol in your baking simply leave it out or substitute with apple cider or juice. But I have to say that it adds delicious flavor to the sauce!
I’m a big fan of all the varieties of Arnold® bread. The Oatnut worked perfectly in my bread pudding and the other varieties make perfect sandwiches too!
Apple Bread Pudding Recipe With Moonshine Glaze
Check out our recipe for Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread too! It’s similar to a bread pudding.
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- 1 Loaf Arnold Whole Grains Oatnut Bread, at least a day old, cut into 1-inch squares
- 3 cup milk
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 21 oz can Apple Pie Filling (cut apples into thirds)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1C Granulated Sugar
- 1 stick Butter
- ½ cup Milk
- ½ TBSP Baking Soda
- 1 TBSP White Corn Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- ¼ cup Apple Pie Moonshine
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease 13 x 9 in pan
- Cut bread into cubes.
- Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Mix pecans and light brown sugar together in separate bowl
- Fold into bread mix
- Pour ½ the bread mixture into the baking pan.
- Spoon on apple pie filling
- Pour on rest of bread mixture.
- Bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes, until the liquid has set.
- The pudding is done when the edges start getting a bit brown and pull away from the edge of the pan.
- While the bread pudding is cooking, make the Caramel Moonshine sauce
- Cut butter into squares to help melt quicker.
- Mix butter, sugar, milk, baking soda, and corn syrup and vanilla in heavy saucepan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Boil for 1 minute or until butter is melted, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in Apple Pie Moonshine.
- Spoon over individual helpings of bread pudding.
- Serve warm.
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