Baking

Apple and apricot bread puddings

APPLE `N' APRICOT BREAD PUDDINGS
4
40M

Ingredients

Method

1.Preheat oven to 180°C.
2.In a large saucepan, combine apple, dried apricots and water. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and cook, covered, over a low heat for 15 minutes until fruit is softened. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons caster sugar. Combine the remaining caster sugar with cinnamon.
3.Divide fruit mixture into 4 small ovenproof dishes.
4.Cut the crusts from bread then cut into 2cm squares. Place bread squares into a bowl, add the melted butter and cinnamon sugar mixture and stir to coat bread evenly.
5.Arrange bread mixture over fruit in dishes. Bake 20 minutes or until bread topping is golden. Serve puddings warm with cream.

Fruit can be cooked a day ahead, keep, covered, in the refrigerator. Make bread topping and bake puddings as required.

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