Apple-Fig Bread Pudding Cupcakes with Maple Sauce

For a simple fall or winter dessert, you can't beat bread pudding. Baked in jumbo muffin cups for pretty presentation and served warm with maple sauce, it's delightful.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Cupcakes

7
cups cubes (1 inch) day-old French or Italian bread (from 1-lb loaf)
1
large cooking apple (Braeburn, Cortland or Granny Smith), peeled, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup chopped dried figs
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup milk
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs, beaten

Sauce

1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup whipping cream
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon maple flavor
Maple candies, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 6 jumbo muffin cups with shortening.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix bread cubes, apple and figs. In small saucepan, cook 1 cup brown sugar, the milk and 1/4 cup butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over bread mixture in bowl. Add eggs; toss to coat. Spoon mixture into muffin cups, filling to tops of cups.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 34 minutes or until center is set and apples are tender. Cool while making sauce.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, stir granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, the whipping cream and 1/3 cup butter. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in maple flavor.
  • 5 Remove warm cupcakes from pan; place on serving plates. Spoon warm sauce over cupcakes. Garnish with maple candies.

Expert Tips

For sweet indulgence, top with whipped cream and a toasted pecan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Cupcake and About 1/4 Cup Sauce)
Calories
660
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
98g
98%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
74g
74%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
6 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.