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Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe Bread Pudding
with Apples, Pecans and Raisins

Delight guests with this fruity bread pudding made with their signature Cinnamon Raisin bread.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 loaf Cinnamon Raisin White Bread, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • Zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or rum
  • 8 small baking apples (about 2 pounds) such as Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple, quince, or blackberry jam or jelly

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until well coated.
  4. Add the sugar, pecans, orange zest and juice, cider, and vanilla extract.
  5. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes until a sauce begins to form.
  6. In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, layer the bread mixture with the apples and dot the top with the jam or jelly.
  7. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly.

Serves 4

Source: Panera Bread

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