Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe
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Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe

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"Our six children love this for breakfast on a chilly morning, but try it for your next party. It makes the kitchen smell warm and cozy." Janelle Fahnestock, Lititz, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) day-old cinnamon-raisin bread, cubed
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 7 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 294 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein .


  1. Pour butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine bread cubes and apples; sprinkle over butter. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour over bread; let stand for 15 minutes or until bread is softened.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Serve with warm bread pudding. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce).
Originally published as Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p29

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Staci_Day 215426
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"I made this on Christmas eve so Christmas day I just have to reheat for a "Santa Perfect" breakfast! I use gala apples and reduce the amount include. I also increase the amount of vanilla in the sauce!"

dunnk46 159611
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This is wonderful! Consider it a keeper!"

Abb 159267
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"I've made this 5 times. I love it and it always goes over well at my brunches. i actually love it without the sauce, but do make the sauce for those who like it sweeter."

TexasCookie 142469
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"Simply wonderful; a perfect bread pudding with a wonderful texture and balance of flavors. The vanilla sauce was simple to prepare and was the perfect accompaniment to the main attraction. YUMMY!"

i_like_pie 111879
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Loved it just the way it was!"

ConniebyTaste 97038
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I would just make a few changes to recipe. I would add a tsp of cinnamon or 1/2 tsp of allspice to bread pudding egg mixture. The vanilla sauce could be improved by adding more butter and changing the sugar to brown sugar."

LauraManning 84947
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"This is really good and easy. My 1 and 2 year old love it too. I prefer to cook the apples (sprinkled with cinnamon) for about 3 minutes in the microwave before putting it in the dish, otherwise they're still crunchy at the end of the baking time. I also use pancake syrup instead of the vanilla sauce (which I didn't care for). Delicious breakfast dish!"

pearlrvr 84946
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"I had a few day-old mini cinnamon bagels and took a thin slice off the top and bottom crusts before cutting into cubes. There was only 4oz of bread, so I cut the recipe into 1/4 (used 2 eggs) and threw in a handful of raisins, then baked it ~45 minutes in a loaf pan. The pudding is tasty, but the vanilla sauce is wonderful!"

Loiscooks 159618
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I've made bread pudding before, but this is the best I have ever made. I did not have raisin bread, so I used some left-over Italian bread and added raisins. It turned out great. Thanks for the recipe."

Tinkboxer 208128
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Yummy, yummy, yummy!! Will definitely make again....Leftovers make a wonderful breakfast!"

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