Posts Tagged ‘ Cranberries ’

Breakfast Bread Pudding

I’m finally posting this recipe I baked last weekend.  I’ve been enjoying this bread pudding all week.  This recipe has a sweet (but not overly) taste.  The texture of the bread, cranberries and crunch of nuts really works well together.
I’ve been enjoying this bread pudding for breakfast but really it would be great anytime.  Serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream and I’m certain it will be a hit.  The fact that you assemble it the day before and just stick it in the oven for an hour before serving makes it great for company.  Oddly enough it reminds me of a mix between my mom’s stuffing recipe and her noodle pudding.  Whatever you do with it, enjoy it!
Ingredients:
  • 4 beaten eggs (or I cup egg replacement)
  • 3 cups cubed day old Italian bread
  • 1 2/3 cups milk (I used skim)
  • 1/3 cranberries
  • 1/3 cup  chopped nuts (I used walnuts
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla, cinnamon
  • (If you don’t have agave used 2 cups milk and 1/3 cup sugar)
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange juice
Directions:
Mix eggs, milk, agave, cinnamon, vanilla and flavoring, Mix in bread, cranberries and nuts 

Place mixture in 8″ x 1 1/2″ baking dish, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove cover and place on center rack. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Mix ingredients for icing and pour evenly over mixture, allow a few minutes to settle in, if desired poke a few holes with a fork into pudding so that icing will drip down into it

Serve warm or cold

Baked Apples and Fruit

I woke up wanting something sweet and yummy that would make my house smell wonderful.   Since I’m trying to behave myself dietary wise I decided against baking cookies.  There were a half dozen fuji apples sitting on the counter so decided to take a few and turn them into a treat.  This is not a super sweet recipe but still tastes great!  If you want to add sweetness warm up a serving and place them over some vanilla ice cream.  It’s delicious!

Ingredients

4 large apples, I used Fuji

1/4 cup dried apricots julienned

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Use an apple slicer to cut apples into 8 equal slices, then half each slice.  Take a large bowl and fill with cold water and lemon juice, add apples slices while working.  Once all fruit is prepared drain the apples.  Add the fruit and all other ingredients.  Bake covered for 30 minutes until the apples are a soft texture.  Turn off oven and let apples sit in warm oven for 15 additional minutes.  Refrigerate once cooled.  Serve either warm or cool.