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Apple and cranberry bread and butter pudding

John and Lisa have some cost effective ideas in their Christmas Kitchen with recipes that deliver on both value and taste.

Serves 6-8


6 thick slices of white bread (leave crusts on two sides)

Butter, for spreading

Cranberry sauce, for spreading

1 tin apples slices 

1 tin apple pie filling

200 ml double cream 

100g creme fraiche

100 ml full fat milk 

3 eggs

75g caster sugar

50g soft brown sugar 

50g Icing Sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Clotted cream, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 180c/160 fan. 

2. Spread butter onto one side of the bread and cranberry sauce onto the other, and press together to make sandwiches. 

3. Cut into halves to make large triangles and then into quarters to make small triangles. 

4. Butter a rectangular earthenware dish with butter and coat the dish with sugar. 

5. Beat the eggs together in a small bowl, with a small pinch of salt.

6. Add the creme fraiche, the cream, the milk and the sugar. Whisk together. 

7. Mix together the tinned apples and the apple pie filling. Add ¾ of this mixture to the bottom of the dish. 

8. Arrange the bread triangles (crust side down) in the dish so all sticking up.

9. Pour the cream mixture across the top and allow to soak. 

10. Mix the cinnamon with the brown sugar and sprinkle across the top. 

11. Bake in the oven at 180c/160 fan for 40 minutes. 

12. Remove and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.

13. Serve with clotted cream and ice cream.

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John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen