Savory Bread Pudding with Calvados Hard Sauce

Savory Bread Pudding with Calvados Hard Sauce

Yield: 12 individual puddings

Ingredients

    For the Bread Pudding:
  • 6 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 medium apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp bacon drippings
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • For the Sauce:
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup Calvados
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • sage

Instructions

    For the Bread Pudding:
  1. Cut bread into cubes. Slightly stale bread is best. Dry bread in 200 degree oven for 15 minutes if bread is not stale.
  2. Core apples and cut into bite sized pieces
  3. Heat skillet with bacon drippings over medium heat. Saute apples with salt and white pepper until soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine bread cubes, apples and dried cranberries in a large mixing bowl.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half and remaining spices.
  6. Pour milk mixture over bread mixture and combine thoroughly. Allow combined ingredients to soak for at least 4 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Fill greased cups of popover pan evenly with pudding.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until puffy and golden brown.
  10. For the Sauce:
  11. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  12. Dissolve corn starch in 1/4 cup of stock.
  13. Add remaining stock and Calvados to butter.
  14. Whisk in dissolved corn starch.
  15. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  16. Season to taste.
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