*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                               Bread Pudding
 Recipe By     : Too Hot Tamales/tpogue@idsonline
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8      tablespoons   unsalted butter
      1/2  loaf          French bread or baguette, with crust -- cubed
    1      pound         brown sugar
    1 1/2  cups          water
    1 1/2  teaspoons     cinnamon -- ground
    2      large         Granny Smith apple peeled -- cored and chopped
    1      cup           walnuts
      1/2  pound         cream cheese -- chilled and chopped
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13x9-inch glass casserole or
 lasagna pan. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, add the
 bread cubes and stir to coat evenly. Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and
 bake 15 minutes or until lightly brown and crisp.
 Remove the bread and turn the oven temperature up to 440 degrees.
 Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from
 the heat. Stir in the cinnamon and set aside.
 In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped apples, walnuts, cream cheese
 and toasted bread cubes. Drizzle with the reserved
 sugar syrup and mix to evenly distribute. Transfer the mixture to the
 prepared pan.
 Bake, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Then bake an
 additional 5 minutes, without stirring, until the top is golden
 brown and crusty and the liquid is almost gone. Serve warm with pitchers of
 heavy crema or heavy cream for adding at the table.
 Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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 Per serving: 355 Calories; 19g Fat (48% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 45g
 Carbohydrate; 51mg Cholesterol; 87mg Sodium