- 10 slices Italian or French bread, cubed, divided
- 1 jar (25 ounces) chunky applesauce
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Whipped topping, optional
- Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Spoon applesauce over bread; sprinkle with nutmeg. Top with remaining bread. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Reviews for Apple Bread Pudding
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A 25 oz jar of applesauce is about 3 cups, so we substituted half with apples that were past their prime (peel, core, chop and run through food processor to desired consistency.) I served it up warm with Dickinson's creme vanilla curd (found in fancy jams & jellies aisle of larger grocers) and the flavors were superb. A scoop of rich vanilla ice cream would have also been a good compliment.
I made the apple bread pudding with homemade cinnamon rolls that had gotten left out overnight. I also used fresh chopped apples in place of applesauce.
This was a really good recipe to use as a guideline, while I did some improvising.