Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Bread Pudding

Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Bread Pudding

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Time Saver
There's no need to remove the crusts from the bread. Also, purchase the cheese already shredded in an 8-ounce package.
Variation
Layer 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced, with the bread, bacon, apples and cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 275
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 475mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.