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Sweet yellow apples complement the tart dried cherries in this comforting dessert. Top each serving with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
45 mins
cool:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread butter lightly onto one side of each bread slice; cut each bread slice into quarters. Arrange half of the bread pieces, buttered sides down, in an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. In a large bowl toss together plums and lemon juice. Sprinkle plums and dried cherries over bread in baking dish. Top with the remaining bread pieces, buttered sides up.

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  • In a large bowl stir together eggs, milk, and granulated sugar. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread in dish. Press mixture down lightly with the back of a large spoon to be sure that all the bread is moistened.

  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until set and a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans. If desired, top with crème fraîche and/or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tips

This dish is vegetarian and energy-boosting.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 158mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 49g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 27g; protein 14g; vitamin a 216RE; vitamin a 680.3IU; vitamin c 4.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 52.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.9mcg; sodium 329mg; potassium 312mg; calcium 181.7mg; iron 2mg.
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