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Annie’s Best Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

Homemade apple bread pudding, fresh and hot from the oven is a perfect dessert to serve to family and friends! This rich version has spices, apples, sliced almonds, half and half and butter. Wholesome, simple ingredients incorporated together in a delicious and memorable dessert.

Photography by Mariann Hayes

~Annie’s Best Apple Bread Pudding~

Warm apple bread pudding with half and half


1- loaf of Pepperidge Farm Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread, cut into cubes

~Custard Mixture~
5 large eggs, beaten
2 cups half and half or 1 cup whole milk + 1 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup light, brown sugar packed
3 apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

~Crumble Mixture~
3/4 stick of butter
3/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 cup of sliced almonds

1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add cubed bread and diced apples.  Kitchen Hint: A serrated knife makes cutting bread cubes easy and doesn’t crush the loaf.

2. In a medium-sized bowl,  beat 5 eggs with a whisk and continue whisking as you add the rest of the custard ingredients together: half and half, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and brown sugar.

3. Add the custard mixture to bread cubes and apples. Gently mix with a spoon so the bread cubes soak up the custard mixture. Let stand for about 25 minutes.

4. While bread cubes are soaking, prepare crumble mixture: in a medium bowl, mix together: brown sugar, butter and spices until it resembles small peas, add almonds.

5. Butter a 9 X 13 baking pan or medium casserole. Pour in bread cubes and custard mixture, and top with crumble mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool about 15 minutes. Spoon a generous portion of warm apple bread pudding into a bowl and top with your favorite sauce, or pour half and half over pudding and serve. Enjoy serving this delectable dessert to family and friends!

5 responses

  1. Wow that looks wonderful. I love that you use cardamom.

    May 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    • Thank you! I’ve discovered cardamom and apples are a wonderful combination in all baking.

      May 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm

  2. Annie, great bread pudding you have here! I host a Bread Pudding of the Month Club on my blog where I invite other bloggers to share their favorite bread pudding recipes. I would love for you to link up 🙂 All the info is in this post… http://www.mission-food.com/2011/05/smores-bread-pudding-and-300th-post.html

    May 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    • Victoria, thank you and please free to to link up with your blog! I love bread pudding and this recipe was pure serendipity….I thought to myself: “What would happen if I combined my apple crisp recipe with my favorite bread pudding recipe?” Voila and the result is the recipe I posted…turned out wonderful and my guests loved it.

      May 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm

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    Yvonne( Bread Fun)

    Apple Bread Pudding a great recipe for all ages. It looks moist and fantastic. I would like to top it off with some vanilla ice cream or a tall glass of cold milk. “Yummy Bread Pudding Scrumptious”

    March 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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