Enjoy this delicious Sweet and Savory Apple-Bacon Bread Pudding. Crispy bacon gives this Sweet and Savory Apple-Bacon Bread Pudding rich, smoky flavor.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 French bread baguette (1 lb.), cut into 1-inch cubes
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Butcher Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon
1 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
2 large leeks, white and tender green parts only, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. Granny Smith apples (about 3), cut into thin wedges
5 cups milk
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400°F.
Spread bread cubes evenly onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until crisp and golden brown, stirring after 10 min.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet on medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
Add mushrooms to reserved drippings in skillet; cook 7 min. or until lightly browned. Stir in leeks and garlic; cook 2 min., stirring occasionally. Add apples; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Crumble bacon. Add to ingredients in skillet; mix well. Cool 10 min.
Place toasted bread cubes in 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray; cover with apple mixture. Whisk eggs, milk and pepper until blended; pour over apple mixture. Stir to evenly moisten bread. Cover with foil. Refrigerate 3 hours.
Heat oven to 400°F. Bake pudding (covered) 45 min.; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 30 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.
Prepare using OSCAR MAYER Turkey Bacon.
Prepare using fresh pears.
Whisk 1/4 tsp. ground allspice with the eggs, milk and pepper.
Unbaked pudding can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking as directed. For best results, let chilled pudding stand at room temperature 30 min. before baking as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.