Apple-Cheddar Bread Pudding with Spiced Maple Butter Sauce

Recipe provided by Cabot Creamery Cooperative, owned by Dairy Farmers since 1919 & Makers of the World’s Best Cheddar!  Recipe courtesy of Chef Doug Mack

Makes 8 – 10 servings.

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cabot Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 7 slices firm white bread, crusts removed and cut into 3/4 inch cubes (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large Cortland, Spartan or Empire apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2/3 cup)
  • 4 slices crispy bacon (optional)

Spiced Maple-Butter Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 7-by-11-inch or 8-inch square glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, whisk eggs to combine. Add milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt; whisk again until sugar is dissolved. Add bread, apples and cheese (and bacon, if using) and stir gently to combine.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared dish, distributing solids evenly. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until pudding is golden on top and set all the way to center. Dust with additional cinnamon and serve warm with Maple-Butter Sauce.

Spiced Maple-Butter Sauce

1. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add maple syrup and cook, whisking occasionally, until butter blends with syrup and sauce is slightly thickened. Serve warm over bread pudding.
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