4cupsGranny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped(4-5 medium)
Bourbon Caramel Sauce
3/4cuppacked brown sugar
1/2cupheavy whipping cream
2tablespoons light corn syrup
Bake the bread pudding
Preheat oven to 350°. Spread bread cubes on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, until bread is lightly toasted; cool completely. Don’t turn off oven.
Spray 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl whisk together half and half, eggs, 3/4 cup brown sugar, maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gently stir in toasted bread cubes and let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add apples and apple pie spice. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until apples are just tender; cool 5 minutes. Gently stir apples into bread mixture and pour into prepared baking dish.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is still slightly jiggly. Cool 10 minutes, serve warm with Bourbon Caramel Sauce.
Make the Bourbon Caramel Sauce
In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat whisk together 3/4 cup brown sugar, cream, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and bourbon. Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.