Apple & Blueberry Bread & Butter Pudding

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The Apple & Blueberry Bread & Butter Pudding has satisfyingly crispy edges and a moist underlayer. The icing on the cake was the NZ Royal Gala apples and the Moroccan blueberries, with their enhanced sweetness and addition of crunch to the pillowy pudding. With only 15 minutes of prep to worry about, this bread & butter pudding recipe can easily be your next go-to creation when you’re craving something sweet, but not too tedious.

  • 4 large NZ Royal Gala apples, sliced into slim wedges (peeled or unpeeled, to your preference)
  • A handful of Moroccan blueberries
  • 100g butter
  • 100g brown or raw sugar
  • 250ml double or heavy cream
  • 250ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 - 8 slices of bread
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Wash the apples and slice them into slim wedges, opting to peel them if you wish. Wash the blueberries as well.
  3. Melt the brown or raw sugar with the butter in a pan over low heat.
  4. Add the apple slices in batches and cook them till they are tender and soft. Remove the cooked apple slices from the pan and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, whisk the double cream, milk, 3 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
  6. Grease the baking tray with butter. Start building the bread & butter pudding by tearing the bread into irregular pieces and laying them down first to create the base of the pudding.
  7. Next, place a layer of apples and blueberries, followed by another layer of bread. Top the pudding with the remaining apple slices and blueberries.
  8. Finally, pour the milk mixture all over the pudding as evenly as possible, ensuring that every corner is well-soaked.
  9. Leave the pudding to stand for about 5 minutes, allowing the bread to soak in the milk mixture.
  10. Reduce the oven temperature to 120°C. Place the tray of pudding in the oven and let it bake for 60 minutes until the bread edges are browned and crisp, as are the apple slices, and the blueberries are slightly shrivelled. It’s okay if there’s still some milk mixture in the tray; the pudding is meant to be moist.
  11. Enjoy it while it’s still warm!