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Apple & Aged Cheddar Bread Pudding

Main Ingredient: Bread

Yield:
8-10 servings

Photo and Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

Ingredients

CUSTARD:

  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 7 cups day-old French bread cut in 1-1/2-inch cubes

 

APPLES:

  • 4 cups Granny Smith apple slices (peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Aged Cheddar cheese, grated, divided

Directions

CUSTARD:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in milk and cream. Add bread and press down, making sure all of the bread is covered by the custard. Allow bread to soak while cooking the apples.

APPLES:

  1. Toss apples with lemon juice. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Cook until apples are slightly tender, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool 20 minutes.

FINAL PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 325º F. Generously butter 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Pour half of bread mixture into dish. Top with half the cooked apple mixture, then with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Cover casserole with waxed or parchment paper, then cover dish tightly with foil. Bake in water bath for 60 minutes.
  2. Remove foil and paper; return to oven. Increase oven temperature to 350º F. Continue to bake in water bath for 25 to 35 minutes more or until browned and puffed, and a butter knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to rest 20 minutes before serving. Sprinkle top with cinnamon and cayenne, if desired.

Suggested Cheeses

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Gregg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

Black Creek®  Cheddar Cheese with Gruyère Notes

Black Creek® Cheddar Cheese with Gruyère Notes is a masterful blend of robust Cheddar paired with a hint of nutty, earthy and piquant Gruyère flavors.

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