Growing up in Southern California there were no immediate changing of the seasons. By the time it started to get a bit brisk outside 2 of the 3 major holidays had already passed. And, even then, it was hard to take note of these changes when the roads are lined with palm trees (leafing is minimal, to say the least) and a dismal day of weather consists of a few hours rain, on a bad day. Yes, the sun is never far away, and that can make it pretty hard to get in a seasonal mood. If you're suffering from 'seasonal displacement,' as I like to call it, one more Pumpkin Spice coffee beverage might not be enough to really bring the season's joy to your home and heart. And that, my friends, is why I not only stock up on seasonal flavors, I bake with them, often.
What Daughter Says: Sometimes all it takes to bring the season into your home is some classic comfort food inspired by the season's flavors.
Salted Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
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8 C Cubed Bread
8 Large Egg Yolks
1 C Heavy Cream
1 C Milk
2 Cups Yoplait Greek 100 Caramel Apple Yogurt (about 11oz)
3/4 C + 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
TBS Brown Sugar
2 Apples (Granny Smith Preferred,) Peeled And Diced
4 TSP Vanilla Extract
1/2 TSP Salt
1 TSP Coarse Sea Salt
3/4 C Caramel Sauce
2 TBS Butter, Melted
Preheat Oven to 325F
1. Toss bread cubes in melted butter and spread in a single layer over 2 cookie sheets. Toast for about 10-15 MINS, tossing every 5. Once toasted remove from oven and allow to cool.
2. Combine brown sugar and 1 TBS granulated sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
3. Whisk eggs, 3/4 C granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until combined. Whisk in milk, cream, and Yoplait 100 Greek Caramel Apple yogurt to create custard base.
4. Add 6 1/2 Cups of toasted bread crumbs and diced apples to the custard mix. Press bread cubes down to soak up custard mix, then pour into a prepared 9x9 baking dish. Allow the mixture to soak for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing down on the bread to encourage soaking.
5. Spread the reserved 1 1/2 C of bread crumbs across the top of the custard mix in baking dish. Gently press down into the custard. Bake for 40-45 MINS at 325F.
6. Remove from the oven when top of bread is beginning to turn golden. Top with caramel sauce and light dusting of coarse sea salt. Allow to cool before serving. Serve with an additional drizzle of caramel if desired.This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.