Bread pudding is popular in many countries; in the Philippines it's made with bananas and in Mexico, it is served at Lent and called Capirotada. Mostly it is a dessert, but I have been known to make a savory one as well.
Apple Pie Bread Pudding
6 slices of white bread, cut in cubes
3 large eggs
1/2 cup Half & Half
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 tsp. Apple Pie Spices (or you can use 1 T ground cinnamon)
In a bowl, whisk the eggs, half & half, vanilla and spices together. Add the bread cubes and use a rubber spatula to make sure they are completely coated.
3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 T cornstarch
In the same bowl, place chopped apples, brown sugar and cornstarch in it. Stir until the apples start to release their juices and the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Spoon on top of the bread cubes and pressing down lightly. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the apples are soft and golden brown.