I have about given up on our blog because it is so much easier to post pictures and "kidisms" on Facebook, but I'm gonna try a little harder for the sake of our family blog book.
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
4 cups dried cinnamon bread cubes (8-10 pieces)
2/3 cup finely chopped unpeeled tart apple
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. apple pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cups of cupcake tin or ramakins. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs and chopped apple. In a medium bowl combine eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar, vanilla, apple pie spice and salt. Stir into bread mixture and let stand for 10 minutes to allow bread to soak up liquid, stirring occassionaly. Spoon bread mixture into cups. Place cupcake tin or ramakins on baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until puffed. Transfer tins or ramakins to wire rack.
In a heavy saucepan, combine 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1/2 cup butter, and 2 Tbsp. light color Karo syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Boil gently for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Let sauce cool. Add to top of bread puddings when ready to serve. Makes 12.