1/2 a loaf of stale white bread (you can use any bread but this is what I used)
1/2- cup powdered milk
1/2- cup water
1- package of vanilla pudding (I used the cook and serve kind but instant will work too)
1-can pears (my husband doesn’t like peaches but that is what I’d prefer)
1- apple chopped
1/4-cup ginger liqueur
1/4-cup honey liqueur
Soak raisins and apple in liqueurs. You can use one liqueur or the other. I love the flavor of ginger liqueur but didn’t want to use all of the expensive booze for cooking. I prefer to drink it. You could also use a cinnamon or apple whiskey or brandy. After the raisins and apples have soaked for an hour or two, add canned pears.
Crumble bread into a bowl. In a separate bowl whip eggs with milk, water and pudding, stir in fruit with juice and liqueur, add bread. Moisten bread completely.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8 X 13 pan with parchment paper. Lightly oil to keep from sticking. Pour mixture into pan. Cook about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Should be brown on top, firm but still sticky in the middle.
Keep in the refrigerator, heat up or eat cold. Great for breakfast or snack. One of my favorite desserts.
To glam it up add vanilla ice cream and a boozy sauce of warmed liqueur with butter and sugar, maybe add some pecans.