This savory bread pudding is loaded with flavor from brioche bread, diced apples, and plenty of fresh herbs. It's the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner or any fall celebration!
I came across a recipe for stuffing made in a springform pan on Country Living and thought, what a great way to use a pan that rarely gets used. While this recipe is loosely based on that one, I decided to go with a dish that has a more bread pudding-like texture.
I like the creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside texture that this savory bread pudding gets from baking in the smaller pan.
And because you can remove it from the pan for serving it also makes for a really pretty addition to a holiday buffet.
This cuts down on prep time, lets you serve a wider variety of dishes and gives your guests the opportunity to taste a number of different things without making it necessary for you to make massive quantities of each dish!
This savory bread pudding contains a lot of traditional Thanksgiving stuffing flavors in the form of apples, celery and sage - but then gets it's unique texture from the addition of the egg and cream mixture that turns it into a savory bread pudding.
You'll notice this recipe only takes about 12 minutes of prep time with the total hands-on time coming in at about 20 minutes, which gives you plenty of time for additional cooking during your Thanksgiving meal prep!
Enjoy the holidays!!
Savory Bread Pudding with Apples and Herbs
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the bread cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool when done.
- While the bread cubes are baking melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery, sauté for 6 minutes, stirring frequently Add the apples and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, broth, cream, salt, pepper and thyme together. Stir in the bread cubes and continue mixing until almost all of the liquid is absorbed. Add the apple mixture and the sage; stir to combine.
- Spray a 9" springform pan with cooking spray. Add the mixture to the pan and spread into an even layer. Bake at 375° for 40 - 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the edges are crispy.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the pudding and then release the springform pan. Carefully remove the bread pudding from the pan. To serve you can either leave the pudding on the bottom of the springform pan or carefully slide the entire thing onto a serving dish then cut into slices.