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Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe

Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

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Staci_Day User ID: 4082348 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 User ID: 4718129 159611
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This is wonderful! Consider it a keeper!"

Abb User ID: 205606 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 User ID: 4277703 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 User ID: 1201160 111879
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Loved it just the way it was!"

ConniebyTaste User ID: 2896482 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 User ID: 968398 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 User ID: 1256058 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 User ID: 3656565 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 User ID: 5505488 208128
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

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

cookerydo User ID: 5012529 159265
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"I have made this recipe 4 times in 2 weeks. It is def the best bread pudding recipe ever! One little catch...I must be doing something wrong with the sauce cause mine never thickened. One do get something to boil on low? I will try the half & half idea instead of water. Maybe that will do the trick."

TheChristmasLady User ID: 5117022 208127
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I thnk my loaf of bread was too big. I loved the taste of the part under the egg mixture, but the bread sticking out was too dry.

Will try again adjusting the bread amount."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 159610
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I thought this was quite good. The apples were still crunchy even after I cooked it for an hour, so I'd probably pre-cook the apples next time or use blueberries instead. Also, the vanilla sauce was just ok. I liked it better eaten as a breakfast food with maple syrup (or pancake syrup) on top."

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 71957
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"This was absolutely wonderful, even without the vanilla sauce on top! I will continue to make it without the sauce as a breakfast food."

olsonc665 User ID: 1037143 143046
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"Very easy to make! My girls could hardly wait for it to cool down."

[email protected] User ID: 1282873 208126
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I had six kids, too, Moonridr. They are now all in their 20's and 30's and paying for YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY in the future, plus that of all the folks who practiced zero population growth. Yay for the wonderful recipe, it is GREAT."

randt User ID: 2569574 142467
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"I LOVE bread pudding! This one with the cinnamon bread is a good one.

Children are a blessing and a gift from God. Not to be poo-poo'd because they don't fit with your ideas. If zero population growth was uppermost in everyones minds, soon there would be no population!! I am part of a large family where 7,8,&9 children is common. I have only 3 because that is the way the cookie crumbles."

forgotgingkoba User ID: 817608 92447
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Hey, MoonRidr! This is what I always tell my FIVE kids: if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all. Perhaps common courtesy is a hobby you could try."

althom User ID: 4366969 208125
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"I made this today and it was a big hit. I altered the recipe slightly. I used Cinnamon bread and added 1/2 c. of Craisins. It is just awesome. My family loved it and I am the Queen of the kitchen this week."

bubba73 User ID: 4634611 64652
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Hi Marilyn SRV......This was a great recipe, I think the Jack Daniels would be an excellant addition, how much did you use?"

ebers User ID: 2980393 143044
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"To MoonRidr - rate the recipe, not how many kids someone has. How rude is that??"

MoonRidr User ID: 1092412 71943
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Wow! Six kids?!! Whatever happened to zero population growth?!! Maybe somebody needs to get a hobby, eh?"

vieux User ID: 4712790 71935
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"The only change I made was using heavy cream instead of water in the vanilla sauce. Served it with ham and eggs. Instant success. Definitely a keeper!"

samsmom1971 User ID: 4444631 158149
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"I made this recipe with splenda instead of sugar since I am dieting. Also I didn't have cinnamon bread on hand and needed to use up a loaf of day-old french bread... so I added some cinnamon and cloves to compensate. Oh yeah and I added some raisins and next time I may add some chopped pecans or almonds for added texture. But this is the most amazing bread pudding... just like my grandma used to make. Love, love, love it!!!"

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 159263
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"I made this bread pudding without the sauce, and oh, it was so good! I'm sure it'd be great with the sauce as a dessert too, but we prefer bread pudding as a breakfast food (with less sugar) instead of a dessert. This will supercede my old breakfast bread pudding recipe, and I am sure it will be a regular part of the breakfast rotation."

jessicastant User ID: 1945813 143043
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Not a fan of mushy bread dishes, but this was very good. Even the leftovers were good."

MarilynSRV User ID: 3916774 142466
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"My family is very picky about bread puddings. I made this exactly as per the recipe, and the fam absolutely raved -- even the one son that "hates" bread pudding! After the initial try, I did add some Jack Daniels to the sauce for an all adult dinner -- and it was excellent. I've now made this several times and it has definitely become a family favorite. Thanks for this recipe!"

CATHY 2 User ID: 3212249 111841
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"very delicious and easy to make. Kids loved it too!"

Gina A User ID: 1072870 159261
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"The recipe is very easy and tastes like the bread pudding Grandma used to make."

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