2 tablespoons vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
4 cups milk, heated to steaming
½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
½ pound stale French bread, cut into small cubes
3/4 cup raisins
½ large apple, peeled, cored and cut into ½ -inch pieces
Pinch of salt
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 F.
Break eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. Whisk in vanilla, cinnamon and sugar until smooth. Slowly whisk in the hot milk, then the butter. Stir in the bread, raisins, apple and salt.
Pour mixture into prepared pan, and bake about 45 minutes, until pudding is firm and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into portions.
Makes 16 servings.