Bread pudding is comfort food at its best. This version is made with Irish soda bread for a unique twist. Irish soda bread has a hint of sweetness and the raisins are already in the bread. The sauce makes this a decadent treat.
6 cups of Irish soda bread, cut in bite- size cubes
1 apple peeled, cored and diced into ¼” pieces
2 cups of evaporated milk
2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of nutmeg
Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
In a large mixing bowl add Irish bread and apples. In a separate bowl, using a mixer blend together evaporated milk, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over bread and apples. Mix with a spoon and let set for 5 minutes, to make sure all liquid is evenly absorbed. Spray each ramekin with non-stick spray and place into a large baking dish. Fill each ramekin with bread pudding mixture. Fill large pan with water about a quarter of the way up. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
In a large sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and whisk to incorporate. Add condensed milk and continue to whisk until sauce is thickened, about 10-15 minutes.
Serve by running a butter knife around the inside of the ramekin and invert the ramekin over plate to remove pudding from ramekin. Garnish with sauce and serve. Or serve in ramekins with sauce on the side.