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Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding Recipe

Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding Recipe

This warm and hearty dessert is perfect on any cold, blustery winter evening. And the slow cooker fills your kitchen with an amazing aroma. My stomach is growling just thinking about it! —Maiah Albi, Carlsbad, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 whole wheat bagels, split and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the bagels, apple, cranberries and raisins. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, egg substitute, sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over bagel mixture and stir to combine; gently press bagels down into milk mixture.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 231 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Bread Pudding

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StonedFox User ID: 8135342 219845
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Just wondering. As a Jew, I know bagels. Only time I have heard of them other than here is from a friend of a friend who said that they give you wheat (hard enough to kill someone if thrown lol) bagels. Whole. At the store, like Albertsons, Vons, and at deli's that sell them , have not seen them."

gwinn1952 User ID: 7274974 136028
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"My husband loves Bread not so much. But this was reallllllyyyyyy good. Instead of the wheat bagels I used Cinnamon/Raisin Bagels. Was really delicious but don't forget the cool whip on top. This recipe is a keeper."

Jfuruli User ID: 5152226 198166
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014


nicholgirl User ID: 4822715 198165
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Not bad. Is better when right out of the crock pot. Next time try different bagels."

sauceygirl User ID: 2906985 182476
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Absolutely tasty. Used the bagels, cinnamon & raisin. Used 7 eggs instead. Used 3 Granny Smith apples and craisins. I doubled the recipe as we had a crowd. I also used a 7 qt. crock pot. It had to cook longer, of course, so I cooked it on high for 5 hours and then on low for a little over 3 and it was just perfect. Watched the edges, tho. A good one to start with."

SharonWetmore User ID: 5122659 114785
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Superb!!! Church family scarfed it, and it was so easy, We used 1 egg, rather than substitute, and it was fine.(didn't know the Substitute = 4 eggs). My husband is a bread pudding officianado, and he loved it!!"

RovingWino User ID: 6363982 114783
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Not as good as my mom's , but pretty darn good. I didn't have Craisins, so I used an extra apple. I also used cinnamon raisin bagels. This recipe is quite forgiving and you can use and substitute different ingredients. Fresh eggs you most certainly can substitute."

whymessz User ID: 1072087 182471
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"This is for question about eggs & egg substitutes. On,4 eggs=1 C egg substitute"

HEIDISTAR User ID: 5906061 180564
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"I used 2 cranberry bagels and 2 pumpkin spice bagels and used regular eggs and milk. I did not have any raisins on hand so I left those out and used pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon. It was so good. I will surely make this again. With all the different flavors of bagels the possibilities are endless.. Thank you for sharing your recipe."

KatySchrader User ID: 2807201 151387
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"This is very good."

jblatter User ID: 2501566 151386
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"LOVE bread pudding and would like to make this, but why egg substitute rather than fresh?"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2975957 119458
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"I have a question. I want to make this but is it possible to use fresh eggs instead of egg subistitute??? pls let me know."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 195733
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"So easy! We used cinnamon raisin bagels, too, and also substituted fresh whole cranberries and large flume raisins. We made a larger batch and needed a bit more milk/egg mixture. Watch that the edges don't get overcooked and dark. Smelled great and tasted yummy with cream on top."

dkparker User ID: 1379185 180561
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"I used raisin cinnamon bagels. Apart from that followed the recipe exactly. Cooked 5 hours on low and stirred once half way through cooking as I noticed the edges against the crockpot were starting to overcook. It was wonderful as a cold night dessert."

frustratedone User ID: 7087217 196401
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"I made this in a 13x9 pan in the oven at 350 for about one hour. Very good but next time I will double the amount of liquid used."

patpratt User ID: 4316252 193454
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Delicious! i made it in the oven, but still a great taste"

bradyme User ID: 3366205 193452
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"AWESOME!!! I also used cinnamon raisin bagels"

yum110 User ID: 6552886 198164
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"This was so deliciously good after a long day. I used cinnamon raisin bagels for added flavor and it was a hit. My advice is to serve it warm and to put a dollop of Greek yogurt on top and it's out of this world. I'll definitely be making this again."

cooley2 User ID: 4942138 114782
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"I loved this recipe. Have never made bread pudding in the slow cooker before and this was delicious. I liked using the bagels. Turned out well."

tpgrampy User ID: 6182681 151385
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"I would give it 5 stars. It has replaced my favorite dessert apple dumplings."

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