Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Apple & Almond Bread Pudding [Low fat]

This pudding was adapted from a recipe from Low Fat Food for Life by the Women's Weekly Magazine. It is en effet a healthier twist on the classic 'bread and butter pudding' and results in a comforting dessert that is just too easy to prepare.

Ingredients
2 medium green apples, cored, quartered and peeled
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbs water
2 1/2 cups no-fat milk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
4 slices thick slice raisin/fruit bread
3 eggs
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
20 whole almonds

Method
Cut the prepared apples into 3mm slices. Dissolve brown sugar in the water and place in a medium frying pan over low heat. Add the apples and simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered, or until the apples are tender; stir occassionally. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced) and grease a 1.5L capacity ovenproof dish that is around 30cm long and 15cm wide. Combine the milk and vanilla paste in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stand, covered for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the bread slices into quarters and arrange the bread and apple in alternate layers into the prepared dish; scatter some almonds throughout the layers and leave around 7-8 almonds to sprinkle the top with. Whisk eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg in a seperate bowl. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into egg mixture. Pour egg mixture carefully over bread and apple. Sprinkle remaining almonds over the top layer. Place dish in a large baking dish; add enough boiling water to baking dish to come halfway up the side of the pudding dish. Bake, unconvered, in oven for around 1 hour or until set but not too dry. Serve plain or with your choice of sauce (icecream/custard/cream).
Serves 6 (per serving is 3.6g fat without almonds)

8 comments:

  1. I love anything pudding but, yours is healthier so, ist really interresting!

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  2. Whoa I didn't know you could make healthy bread pudding! I'm impressed...it's one of my favorite desserts. this looks scrumptious.

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  3. What a lovely dessert, Brittany. This is one of my favorite treats and I'm delighted you've been able to develop a more healthy version. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. My mom is always suggesting I make bread & butter pudding, but its never sounded very appealing - this recipe with apples makes it sound much more luxurious, I'll have to give it a shot just for her!

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  5. Brittany...any healthier version of a sweet treat is always welcomed.
    The one thing I got intrigued about is the vanilla bean paste...I've never seen it in these parts. One more thing on my discovery list. Thanks.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Claudia

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  6. Every time I stop by here....my mouth waters. We are currently traveling so it is a little hard to make anything more complicated than steaks or burgers on the grill.....but when I get home I'm going to jump in with both feet with your recipes.

    Yummy!!!!

    Jo

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  7. We seldom cook bread pudding here and mainly seen in hotels buffet, i've never eaten them before..but will try next time. :)

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  8. This is heavenly to think of eating. What a perfect combination.

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