Stacy’s Makers Mark Apple Bread pudding

Sometimes people just show up in your life at the right time for the strangest reasons. I had known of Stacy by reputation for years back home and at the time the woman was a living legend. She was a big part of the reason there was a punk scene in Richmond, she had been part of it all along and she was by far one of the most Punk motherfuckers I have ever known. She was as hardcore as you can get and even in her 50’s she was a force not to be fucked with. During the time I knew here I learned a lot and I was lucky enough to cook for her and her husband. This is a dessert that I made for them that I now dedicate in her memory. On that note, if you don’t have Makers Mark don’t make this recipe, there is not an acceptable substitution.  

Mise En Place

  • Knife and Board
  • Standard 9x13x2 baking dish (greased)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Large Saute pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Red apples, cored and chopped small
  • 1 large Baguette cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 9 eggs whisked well
  • 10 ounces (1 ½ cups) milk
  • 1 ½ cup of Brown Sugar
  • 3 ounces of Makers Mark Bourbon
  • 4 Ounces of Butter

Method of Preparation

  • Chop the apples
  • Melt the butter in the pan
  • Add the apples and cook on Medium
  • Add about half a cup of the brown sugar and continue to cook
  • Once they start to turn, add the Makers Mark
  • BE CAREFUL!!!! If you are working with a gas stove it will flame up, just chill the fuck out and let it go out on its own after a few seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Let the mix cook down for a second then remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Mix the eggs and milk till completely blended,
  • Add the sugar and mix well
  • Add the bread chunks and mix well, you want the bread to soak up the mix as much as possible.
  • When the apple mix has cooled, add it to the mix of bread and eggs
  • Pour into a greased  cake pan
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean.

Notes

  • If you try to make this using anything other than Makers Mark and your oven explodes that is most likely her ghost saying “Fuck You!!!”. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
  • Make sure the apple are cooled before you add them to the mix so that they don’t cook the eggs before you bake the dish.
  • Use the foil to make sure that the top of the mix doesn’t burn in the oven.
  • Never take good friends for granted

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