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Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 12, 2023
Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you basically can throw anything into. It's the kitchen sink of desserts. This recipe came about because I had stale bread and apples that needed to be used. No apples? You can use dried fruit such as cranberries or apricots, or even dried apples. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma
Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brandy or unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 cups refrigerated unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add apples and 1/4 cup sugar. Cook and stir until apples are golden brown and soft, about 6 minutes. Stir in cinnamon. Remove from heat. Stir in brandy; cook over medium heat until liquid is syrupy, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, vanilla and remaining 3/4 cup sugar until blended. Gently stir in bread; let stand until bread is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in apple mixture and walnuts.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon remaining butter to skillet; place in oven to heat skillet. Carefully remove hot skillet from oven once butter has melted.
  4. Add bread mixture. Melt remaining 2 tablespoon butter; drizzle over top. Bake until puffed, golden and a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 367 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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