Apple Rum And Raisin Bread Pudding
2 1/2 cups milk or light cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup brown sugar -- packed
8 cups stale white bread cubes
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup rum or apple juice
2 apples -- cored and chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter -- melted
In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar.
Stir in bread cubes; let stand for at least 30 minutes; stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, combine raisins and rum or apple juice. Set aside.
In another bowl, toss together apples, cinnamon and remaining brown sugar.
Add raisin and apple mixtures to the softened bread, mixing well.
Spread evenly in a greased 8"x8"x2" baking pan.
Drizzle with the melted butter.
Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.
Serve warm or cold.
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