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Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche Sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple bread pudding, bread pudding, apple dessert
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 9
Calories: 680kcal
Author: Laureen King
Bread Pudding is one of those old fashioned classic desserts, and this recipe for Apple Bread Pudding is exceptional.
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  • 8 apples peeled and sliced I used apples from my tree which are similar to McIntosh
  • cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 vanilla beans split and seeds scraped
  • pinch salt
  • 1 loaf Challah bread cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter 8 x 8 baking pan.
  • Toast bread cubes in oven just until slightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Place in large bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in large saucepan.
  • Add vanilla bean and brown sugar and pinch of salt, stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add apples and sauté medium heat until apples are caramelized and sugar become a thick syrup consistency. Set aside
  • In large saucepan combine heavy cream, milk, vanilla bean, ½ tsp. salt in medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In separate large bowl, mix together the eggs, yolks and white sugar.
  • Remove milk from heat and slowly add to the egg mixture a bit at a time constantly whisking as you combine.
  • Whisk in cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Pour egg mixture over the bread cubes and combine.
  • Stir in caramelized apples and combine well.
  • Let sit for about 1 hour to allow liquid to completely soak bread cubes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour into greased 8 x 8 baking pan.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes. (custard is set and bread is golden brown)
  • Serve warm topped with Dulce de Leche sauce and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream


recipe adapted from The Gilded Fork


Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg