Vegan MoFo 4.5: Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Well everyone, we’ve come to the end of my month of tips and recipes that will help you throw the Ultimate Vegan Party this holiday season. Firstly, I just want to thank all of you who’ve stopped by to read my blog this Vegan MoFo – your comments have lifted my spirits!
Secondly, I want to announce our two winners of the Vegan a la Mode cookbook – congratulations Ashley and Amanda! You’ll be receiving an email from me soon!
To wrap up my desserts week, I want to present you with this elegant and scrumptious bread pudding. To be honest, I’d never actually tried bread pudding until I started working on this recipe, but I have been delightfully surprised at how much I actually like it. I’ve never been one to mix my sweet and savory items, but this is all kinds of decadent and I’m good with that.
This fancy-looking dessert can be made in large or small ramekins, depending on how you want to present it to your guests. A large casserole dish would also be appropriate for potlucks and other larger gatherings. However, if you are having a small dinner party, individual ramekins are the way to go – they are both cute and sophisticated!
This dessert comes together quickly and doesn’t require much prep time. If you don’t have day-old bread, simply use a loaf of French bread and let it sit out overnight to get a little stale before chopping it up.
My favorite part about this recipe is the caramel drizzle. I was watching Chuck’s Day Off on the Cooking Channel a couple of weeks ago and he showed a little trick of melting confectioner’s sugar into caramel. It’s super quick, easy, and sooooo freakin’ cool! Just make sure you stir constantly so it doesn’t burn (you’ll be able to smell it if it starts to burn).
Your guests will adore the textures in this dessert as well as the warm, holiday flavors. Also, if you serve them in individual ramekins they’ll feel extra special due to your attention to personal details.
I’ll have a Vegan MoFo week 4 roundup for you this weekend and I’ll close out the month next week with some party-planning tips and decorating ideas!
I am currently working on my 2nd Annual Vegan Holiday Gift Guide that will be released in PDF format in mid-November, so if you have any ideas on what you’d like me to include, please feel free to shoot me an email!