Maple Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Serves 12

1 loaf cinnamon raisin bread, sliced

1 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 apples, cored, peeled and diced (Braeburn or Winesap)

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

- dash salt

3/4 cup toasted chopped pecans

3 eggs

2 egg yolks

1 (12.75 oz.) jar Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter

- zest of one orange

3/4 cup heavy cream


Line baking sheet with parchment paper; lay bread on pan. Toast bread in a preheated 350° oven until lightly browned (10–15 min.). Remove from oven; cut each slice into 6 pcs. Reduce oven to 325° Butter a 9x13" glass baking dish; arrange bread over bottom, slightly overlapping. In a medium sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, cinnamon and salt; sauté until soft and golden brown (about 10 min.). Spread apples over bread; sprinkle with pecans. In a non-reactive bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks and Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter; add zest, cream and half and half. Mix thoroughly; pour custard over bread and apples. Let stand 30 min. Place baking dish in large roasting pan; fill with enough water to come halfway up sides of baking dish. Bake in 325° oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean (35–45 min.).

To Serve: Serve warm with softened vanilla ice cream or softly whipped cream.

Recipe courtesy of Stonewall Kitchens.