Apple French Toast Loaf with Maple Butter

This bread pudding combines flavors reminiscent of "French Toast" with the subtle tang of the apples and finds a worthy companion in the sweet maple butter. The butter, nuts, and brown sugar that are added to the pan just before baking form a glaze when the loaf is inverted and unmolded. Slices are served topped with a maple compound butter.

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Apple French Toast Loaf with Maple Butter
  1. ⅓ cup brown sugar
  2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. 7 eggs
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 8 cups firm white bread cut into 1” cubes (approx. 1 lb loaf)
  9. ¼ cup sugar
  10. ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 1 ½ cup chopped apples
  12. 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter
  13. ¼ cup brown sugar
  14. ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  1. 1

    For the Maple Butter, beat ½ cup room temperature Challenge Butter until light and fluffy then beat in ¼ cup maple syrup.

  2. 2

    For the Bread Pudding: combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs, milk and vanilla. Add bread cubes, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator at least 30 minutes (leave overnight if desired) to allow bread to soak up liquid.

  3. 3

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  4. 4

    Blend ¼ cup sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon; combine with chopped apple. Stir apples into bread cube mix.

  5. 5

    Butter the sides of a 9x5-inch loaf pan (or other 6-cup baking mold), then melt 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter in the pan in the preheating oven – watch carefully! Remove pan and evenly sprinkle ¼ cup brown sugar and nuts over melted butter.

  6. 6

    Add apple/ bread cube mix to the pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until top is browned and firm to touch.

  7. 7

    Unmold pudding, slice and serve with dollop of Maple Butter.

Note: Recipe can be doubled and baked in a 12 cup Bundt pan.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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This recipe was absolutely delicious. The maple butter was a perfect fit and I enjoyed leftovers for days!


Dave Smith

This recipe sounds absolutely delicious.


Dawn Ganey

The recipe was very good! I added more apples and two different types of bread. Did not add the maple butter and baked a little less than suggested. Will repeat!


Cynthia Rogers

It sounds heavenly. There are only 2 of us; I hesitate to cut the recipe in half. Often the results are not so good. Some sites have choices to whether you want to serve 2 or 10. Just an idea.