Roasted Fennel, Sausage & Apple Bread Pudding

Roasted Fennel, Sausage & Apple Bread Pudding
Photo by Rita Maas


  • 8 cups thinly sliced fennel (about 4 medium bulbs)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ lb. sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • 1-¼ tsp. coarse salt
    • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into ½-inch wedges
    • 2 Tbs. butter (to use only if sausage yields no drippings) plus 2 tsp. for coating the baking dish
    • 9 oz. peasant or sourdough bread, stale or oven-dried, cut into ¾-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
    • ¼ cup apple cider

Heat the oven to 425°F. Toss the fennel with 3 Tbs. of the oil and season with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment or foil. Spread the fennel mixture over the baking sheet. Bake until the fennel is soft and caramelized, turning once, about 30 to 35 min. R...

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