Apple Bacon and Leek Bread PuddingFrom peetabear 5 years ago
- 1 1-lb. herbed country bread or other crusty country bread cut into 3/4-inch cubes shopping list
- 8 oz. bacon shopping list
- 2 8-oz. pkg. sliced fresh mushrooms shopping list
- 4 large leeks, white and tender green parts only, cut into 3/4-inch pieces shopping list
- 4 cloves garlic, minced shopping list
- 3 granny smith apples (1 lb.) or pears, cored and cut into wedges shopping list
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten shopping list
- 5 cups milk shopping list
- 6 oz. aged provolone cheese, shredded shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. salt shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper shopping list
How to make it
- 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place bread cubes in two 15x10x1-inch baking pans or shallow roasting pans. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp, rotating and stirring once. Set aside.
- 2. Heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp; drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add mushrooms to skillet; cook about 7 minutes or until just brown. Stir in leeks and garlic; cook until just tender. Add apples; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until apples begin to soften. Remove from heat; add crumbled bacon and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- 3. In a 4-quart casserole or Dutch oven combine eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper, bread cubes, and the leek mixture; toss well. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
- 4. Remove from refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 170 degrees F. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.
- Makes 12 servings.
The Cookpeetabear Mid-hudson Valley, NY
The Rating5 people
Another wonderful post! Thanks for posting this. I think I might save this and make this along with my cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving. We have "puritans" in our family that won't eat cornbread dressing - ha! They will love this!
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Boy this do sound good!!cuzpat in Sikeston loved it
Oh, I so agree, this would be perfect for Thanksgiving. Fantastic post! Thanks, Peeta.mrsc543 in North Reading loved it