Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Bread Pudding

Bacon, Cheddar and apples make a great combo for brunch, lunch or even supper.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
3
medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (3 cups)
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
4
cups cubed firm bread
1
pound bacon, cooked and chopped
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
2 1/2
cups milk
1
teaspoon ground mustard
2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
5
eggs
  • 1 Grease 2-quart casserole. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook apples in butter 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in brown sugar; reduce heat to low. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.
  • 2 Layer half each of the bread, bacon, apples and cheese in casserole. Repeat with remaining bread, bacon, apples and cheese.
  • 3 Mix all remaining ingredients; pour over cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

There's no need to remove the crusts from the bread. Also, purchase the cheese already shredded in an 8-ounce package.

Layer 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced, with the bread, bacon, apples and cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
275
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
475mg
475%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
18%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.