For an alcohol-free version, substitute apple cider or apple juice for the brandy. Golden raisins, sweetened dried cranberries, or dried cherries can stand in for the raisins.
Cooking Light AUGUST 2006
Preheat oven to 325°.
Combine raisins, dried apple, and apple brandy in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute; cool. Combine milk, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon rind, melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in bread cubes and raisin mixture. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
Pour bread mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until set. Serve warm.
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