|Prep time: 10 minutes||Cooking time: 45 minutes||Total time: 55 minutes|
8 cups bread cubes; try whole grain bread
2 cups fruit, sliced or chopped- fresh, frozen or canned
1⁄4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1⁄2 cup flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)
- Lightly oil or spray an 8" x 8" baking dish or 2-quart casserole. Add bread cubes and fruit.
- In a medium bowl, blend eggs, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour over bread cubes and fruit. Stir gently to wet all bread with egg mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate until all liquid is absorbed (30 mins), or overnight.
- Just before baking, remove casserole from refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine the softened margarine, sugar, and flour with a fork until crumbly.
- Uncover the casserole and sprinkle topping over fruit. Bake until completely set, and starting to brown, (160 degrees F in the center), about 35-40 minutes. A longer baking time is needed when dish is chilled overnight. Serve warm.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
This is a great recipe for using up extra bread.
- For the fruit, try peaches, pears, berries or diced apples.
- Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon or other spices such as nutmeg, ground cloves, allspice or cardamom at the end of step 2.
- Try topping with a spoonful of yogurt when serving.
Tab 1 Content (Tips or Involve Kids):
Tab 4 Content:
Depending on their skills, show kids how to:
- Wash and dry fresh fruit
- Measure dry ingredients
- Crack and beat eggs
- Sprinkle topping onto fruit