Bakin’ With Bacon And King Teddy

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Greetings Bacon Fans – Welcome to the Halloween Edition of Bakin’ With Bacon!

This isn’t really a Halloween “treat” per se – at least not the traditional treat – but it definitely is a TREAT TO EAT!   The Royal Mom is a VERY BIG fan of bread puddings – all kinds of bread puddings and this one was a natural since it has cheese and apples in addition to bacon.    It’s just very tasty and the topping of syrup and walnuts is PERFECT with it.    Cool thing about this one is it’s nice for when you have company overnight – you can make it ahead – put it in the refrigerator, then take it out the next morning to bake.

 

Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Bread Pudding

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 cups cubed day-old French bread (doesn’t HAVE to be French bread but it is best made with a country-style heavy bread vs. regular sandwich bread)
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SYRUP:
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add apples; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in brown sugar. Cook, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.
  • In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, layer half of each of the following: bread, bacon, apples and cheese. Repeat layers. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon and salt; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove bread pudding from refrigerator; uncover and let stand while oven heats. Bake 45-55 minutes or until puffed and golden, and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave syrup and walnuts until warmed, stirring once. Serve with bread pudding.

Bake some TREATS for yourself this Halloween!!   

See you next week in the Castle Baconia kitchen……………..

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    • That’s just what Mom and Dad did (well – in VIEW of the fireplace anyway) when they tried the recipe out. YUM is what I heard them say…..did they share with their devoted cat? NO. You’re getting a lot of rain down your way lately – we will have rain this afternoon AND all day tomorrow. Time to build an ark.

      Love, Teddy

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  1. We don’t think this would be part of our dad’s Noom diet, but Mom says bring it on. Just the walnuts in maple syrup sound fab. Mom never liked bread pudding until she had some made with croissants. She has always wanted to make the Paula Dean Crispy Cream version. Thanks for another great recipe. Stay warm and dry today, Teddy. XOCK, angel Lily, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • So far the rain has escaped from us but tonight they give it 100% chance of pouring so we THINK we’ll have a Wet Sunday. This is absolutely delicious (Mom said so) and my Mom has always loved bread pudding – just forgets to make it….not any more though – she’s a bread pudding nut now.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Another yummy Saturday. I haven’t had bread pudding since we left North Carolina. That was 45 years ago, so it sounds really good. Need to warm the kitchen up. It’s going to get cold here. We’re going to get snow, not rain. It was sunny and nice yesterday day. In fact I don’t think it’s going to wait until afternoon. Enjoy your weekend. ⛄️ Or 🌧

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  3. That sounds like something to make on an “eve” so as to have a quick breakfast on hand the next morning — such as assemble it on the eve of Thanksgiving or Christmas or New Years, and pop it in the oven the next morning to keep all the appetites happy until the big meal later.

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    • That’s right – it’s made on purpose the night before so it’s absolutely a wonderful thing to have the next morning yet not have to spend all that time in the kitchen – you can enjoy your company!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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