Thursday, October 13, 2011

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding w/ Rum Sauce + Festival Time

Here's another favorite Fall dessert that I love to serve my family and friends and is fab for breakfast, too. It's sinfully delicious and after just one bite,  you'll think that you're in heaven, cher! The warm apples blended with the creamy caramel are a real flavor treat and the rum sauce is out of this world and is a perfect topper for this luscious treat. Cest bon!

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding w/ Rum Sauce

 1 - 15 oz. loaf cinnamon-apple or cinnamon-raisin bread, torn into pieces
4 tbs.'s butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups fresh apples, chopped

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and extracts and beat until combined. 

Slowly stir in milk and whisk until well blended. Place the bread pieces in a buttered 3 quart baking dish and pour the milk mixture over the bread and stir gently to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top of the apples. Stir apples evenly into bread mixture. Place baking dish in a larger baking pan filled with 2 inches of water.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, for about 45 minutes or until set. Divine!

Rum Sauce

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbs.'s dark rum

Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and whisk on medium heat until smooth. Gradually add cream and whisk and continue to cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in rum and vanilla extract. Pour over warm bread pudding. Fab! Bon appetit!

I am sharing this recipe at ~

Festival Time

It's finally here! The weekend that I've been looking forward to for a whole year and time for the 38th annual Festival Acadiens et Creole. The Festival De Musique Acadien et Creole will host three different music stages, providing a non-stop music and dancing atmosphere. And the Bayou Food Festival will have dozens of booths packed with succulent Cajun and Creole delights, created by some of Acadiana's best chefs.. And the Louisiana Arts and Crafts Show will display even more of the area's talent. (click on links in black for a list of festival bands, food vendors and menus, and artists)

The Music

The Dancin'

The Food

The Arts and Crafts

This fantastic festival will kick off on Friday evening with a fais do do at Parc International, in Downtown Lafayette. Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express will be rockin' the crowd, followed by Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. For a complete schedule, click here.  Lassiez les bon temps rouler, cher! Only in Lafayette! See ya'll there!

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas


Great weather+ great music+ great food+ great people = an absolute blast. Wish that all of you could be here, but for those of you who can't be, I hope that you have a wonderful,  Fall weekend! Merci beauoup for coming by!


Cloudia said...

sure wish I could swing by!

Your posts are a great substitute though, Cher

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Eddie Bluelights said...

I doubt whether I would have the will power to have just one bite LOL. My you do tempt us LOL. I'll be back to hear the Boogie later - it is a little late and I am ready for some shut eye! See yer soon cher ~ Eddie

Dzoli said...

Great recipe and boy did you have fun:))

Joanne said...

Great recipes + great music + great blog post = Absolute blast!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Loved the Cajun Boogie video which I am sure I've seen before . . . . . and . . . . me thinks you are there dancing away somewhere, but elusive as ever LOL.
Thank you for wishing me a wonderful Fall but I am up a ladder this weekend and hope it does not leterally come to pass ROFL. I know you will have a great weekend and have a few Bloody Marys on me LOL. Cheers ~ Eddie

Dee said...

Enjoy the festival and the weekend cher'!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Your weekend festival sounds like something my hubby and I would love. And thanks for the bread pudding recipe. That's one of my weaknesses, but for some reason, I've never prepared it. (Helped my mother make it years ago, but just never got around to doing it myself.) But NOW I will. Your recipe is simply too good to resist. (Your fault if my belly bulges!)

Annette said...

Oh my, that bread pudding looks divine! I will definitely be trying it.

Mona said...

I really think we will probably eat this when we get to in the world do you keep coming up with such awesome recipes??this might make my Thanksgiving table this year....enjoy your weekend...Mona

Liz said...

My husbands fav dessert is bread pudding. I think that I am going to have to try this! :)


corabeth said...

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Miriam said...

The word "love," would be an understatement for these recipes. So decadent! Enjoy your weekend :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Drick said...

love the ease of making bread pudding with raisin bread... now, that caramel sauce if just a beautiful topping to an already tasty sounding dessert, love all the flavors here...
hey, congrats on winning last week, be sure to keep adding recipes for the bigger prize...

Honey at 2805 said...

Your apple bread pudding sounds so divine, and topped with rum sauce, oh my!

The festival looks like so much fun and it's nice the weather was perfect for the event!

Thanks for the receipe and have fun, my friend!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

Martha (MM) said...

You know I have got to where I keep a towel handy to throw over my keyboard when I visit your blog - yes, you make me drool all over it with every single post! :-)

Kittie Howard said...

Once again, I'm drooling! You're the best, cher!

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- I wish that you could, too! The festival was a blast and I know you would have loved it.
Thanks, cher!

Eddie- Merci, cher, I know that you wouldn't be able to stop at one bite! LOL It's simply divine and you should get Mrs. Bluelights to make it for you! LOL

Dzoli- Thanks, glad you like it and hope you try it! Yes, I did! Having fun is what Cajuns do best! :)

Joanne- Thanks so much for your sweet comment, cher! It was an absolute blast, for sure! Another veritable marathon! :)

Eddie- Thanks for coming back to watch the video. I took so many new videos this weekend that I thought my camera would blow up! lol Stay tuned, cher!

Dee- Thanks, cher, it was fab and we passed a good time! Feeling it today, though! lol I SO wish you could have been here!


oh, louisianalady, another scrumptious dessert from down home! love this one! i'm surprised that the "soak" time of the bread is only 10 minutes though! even better not having to wait longer! it's a blue sky sunshiny day here with just a hint of chill in the breezes - so wishin' i were back home, though! have a great week dear lady!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

You introduced me to bread pudding. I had heard it before, but never been a fan. Then your blueberry recipe. Suppose I need to try this one as well. I don't think it will disappoint.

Getting a Restaurant Job said...

Caramel and apple are some of the comfort foods that can really make my day! I gotta try this recipe!

Cajunlicious said...

Love bread pudding, but adding in the caramel and apple, YUM!

nanny said...

Oh your bread pudding sounds heavenly!!

Tonight we had your creole stuffed peppers....melt in your mouth delicious!!!

Kittie Howard said...

THANKS, Cher! I had forgotten all about lulu and am seriously leaning in that direction. Amazon seems to have a lot of twists and turns. But, we'll see. I have until Sunday to decide. Again, thank you, thank you!!!

Marguerite said...

Susan- Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by! You're welcome, and I hope you try it.

Annette- Hi and welcome! Thanks for the nice compliment! So glad you like it and want to try it! Enjoy!

Mona- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I love to cook and experiment, so it's easy. It would be a great T-day dessert.

Liz- Hi and welcome! If your hubby likes bread pudding, then he would love this one. Thanks for coming by, and I hope you try it!

corabeth- Hi and welcome to Cajun country! So glad that you stopped by and thanks for following. I'm now following you, too!

Miriam- Merci beaucoup for the sweet compliments, cher! So glad you like them! Thanks, I did!

Carrie said...

Love bread pudding! One of my favorites! This one looks amazing!!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
This looks like a fun festival, I just love this time of the year with all the festival's and fair, good food, good music, lots of friends, what more can we want. I love your Apple and Caramel Bread Pudding with that sauce, oh my what a treat that would be. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Chris said...

Hi Marguerite, your bread pudding is a lot different from the one I grew up with and we didn't have rum sauce either. Sounds delicious. I will have to make it sometime soon. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Kevin said...

That bread pudding looks so goof all covered in the rum sauce!