Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding

This is a recipe I shamelessly stole from Steve Caruso from Facebook during a power outage last week.  I modified it slightly because I had a surplus of apples.  It’s a delicious breakfast pudding that can be modified to be sweet, savory, or a base for other things.  Enjoy!

Kitchen Stuff Needed:
Cast iron pan
– Range top
– Oven

Ingredients Needed:
– 3 large eggs
– 1 cup milk
– 1 cup flour
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– Enough oil to coat bottom of pan and then some (I used olive oil, about 2 Tbsps initially and then poured out about half of it)

Optional Ingredients (used for the apple version):
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tsp cinnamon / pumpkin spice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium apples, sliced to medium thickness, then chopped into 4ths

Alternative Ingredients:
Or herbs and spices
Finely chopped prosciutto or porkroll

If you use whole sausages in it it makes Toad-in-the-Hole. It’s versatile. The one above is “plain.”

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Whisk/beat eggs, milk, flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice & vanilla together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Set down batter to rest for at least 10 minutes.
  4. While batter’s resting, put cast iron pan on the range with the oil in it and heat it slowly over the 10 minutes, making sure it doesn’t *quite* reach the smoke point for the oil you’ve used.
  5. When time’s up, pour the batter into the pan.
  6. Gently place apples into the pan also at this time.
  7. Place pan in oven.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes (10 minutes if you don’t like a crispy crust). If your oven does not have a window, DO NOT PEEK during this time. It’ll fall like a soufflé.
  9.  Turn temp down to 350 and bake for another 10 minutes.
  10. Check it. (If you don’t have a window, peek *quickly*. If too much steam escapes and it’s not ready it’ll fall.) It should be crawling out of the pan. That means it’s done. It won’t crawl as high if you added toppings.
  11. Pull it out and pierce it with a knife where there are obvious bubbles, otherwise as it cools it’ll shrink.
  12. Serve immediately in the pan, cut like a pizza.

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Nutrition Information:
Recipe Totals:

  • 1,184 Calories
  • 45 Grams of Fat
  • 43 Grams of Protein
  • 158 Grams of Carbs
  • 14 Grams of Fiber
  • 59 Grams of Sugars

Per Serving (1/8th of recipe):

  • 148 Calories
  • 6 Grams of Fat
  • 5 Grams of Protein
  • 20 Grams of Carbs
  • 2 Grams of Fiber
  • 7 Grams of Sugar

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