Spiced apple bread pudding

Spiced apple bread and butter pudding

Category: Dessert | Serves: 4

Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes standing time | Cooking time: 35-40 minutes

Ingredients

3 medium slices (pre-sliced) bread

15g (½oz) reduced-fat sunflower spread

25g (1 oz) apricot jam

1 eating apple (about 150g or 5 1/2oz total/unprepared weight), peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice

25g (1oz) light soft brown sugar

1 egg

300ml (1/2 pint) semi-skimmed milk

  1. Lightly grease a shallow ovenproof dish. Thinly spread one side of each bread slice with sunflower spread, then jam. Cut into triangles; arrange half in dish, jam-side up.
  2. Mix together apple slices, mixed spice and half of the sugar; spoon apple mixture evenly over bread. Arrange remaining bread triangles over top, jam-side up, and sprinkle evenly with remaining sugar.
  3. Beat together egg and milk in a bowl or jug; pour evenly over bread. Set aside for 30 minutes to let bread absorb some of the liquid.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C /gas mark 4. Bake bread pudding for 35-40 minutes or until lightly set and golden brown. Serve.

Variations

  • Ground cinnamon or ginger can be substituted for the mixed spice. Try using a dessert pear in place of the apple. Fine-shred orange marmalade can be substituted for the apricot jam.

Nutritional information

Spiced Apple Bread Pudding