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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is a simple breakfast or brunch recipe loaded with apple slices, cinnamon, sugar, milk, cream, eggs and breadcrumbs. Baked just right, so it is like a tasty pudding all drizzled with a simple Caramel Sauce. 

Looking for other simple breakfast ideas? Check out my recipes for Breakfast Hash and Easy German Pancakes. 

bread pudding with apple slices

I have to admit, we actually eat this more for dinner than we do for breakfast!! It is so good and filling! It would even be good for dessert!! Apple Bread Pudding, the dish that is good for any meal, and don’t even get me started on the leftovers!! Some things are just better the next day, and this is one of them!!!

This Apple Bread Pudding Recipe makes a big 9 x 13 inch baking dish full and serves up to 16 people, or 12 if you want bigger slices. 

I think you are going to be so happy with how quickly and easily this comes together! 

How to make Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

To make this simple recipe for Apple Bread Pudding start by melting the butter and mixing with one tablespoon of the sugar and half of the cinnamon.

Next, mix up the pudding mixture. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until they are bubbly. Add in the remaining sugar, cinnamon, milk and cream. Whisk until well blended and the sugar is incorporated. 

bread sliced into one inch pieces

Slice the bread into one inch pieces and gentle fold into the pudding mixture. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with either cooking spray or butter. 

Pour one half of the bread and cream mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with a layer of sliced apples. 

sliced apples on top of bread pudding

Pour the last of the bread and cream mixture on the apples, then placed the last layer of the apples on the top. 

Drizzle the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon over the top. 

Bake for 50 minutes in a 350ºF oven. The center will still be a bit jiggly when it is done cooking, but this is totally normal and how it should be. If you think it is not heated through, you can bake it for longer, but only do it in 5 minute increments. 

Remove the apple bread pudding from the oven and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

apple bread pudding drizzled in caramel

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

For the caramel part of this apple bread pudding you are going to make a simple caramel sauce. While the bread pudding is baking in a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. 

Add in the brown sugar, cream and vanilla and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium low and allow the caramel sauce to simmer/slow boil, stirring frequently for about 3-4 minutes until the caramel sauce thickens to a syrup like consistency. 

ingredients for bread pudding

Ingredients for Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

  • bread-I simply used white sandwich bread for this recipe. It wasn’t stale, but you could absolutely use old bread in this recipe just fine. 
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter-I used unsalted
  • eggs
  • apples-I used Gala apples, but you could use other varieties such as Granny Smith or Jonagold. I also left the peel on. 

Ingredients for Caramel Sauce

  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • brown sugar 
  • vanilla

apple bread pudding


Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time57 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Dessert, Holidays
Keyword: Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Servings: 12
Calories: 289kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 cups bread, sliced into 1 inch cubes, 10
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • In a small bowl combine the melted butter, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs until bubbly. Pour in the cream, milk, remaining sugar and cinnamon and stir until well combined.
  • Add the bread pieces to the cream mixture and fold in until all covered.
  • Pour one half of the bread mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with apple slices.
  • Pour the remaining bread mixture layer and top with apple slices.
  • Drizzle the melted butter, cinnamon and sugar over the top of the bread pudding.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. The center will still be soft when the bread pudding is cooked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add in the cream, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens to a syrup like consistency. This will take about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg
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What do I do with Apple Bread Pudding Leftovers?

If we ever have leftovers of this delicious apple bread pudding, I simple cover the pan with plastic wrap or place in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator. 

This will be good for up to 3 days after you make it. Simply take a slice of what you would like and heat it up in the microwave. Just as good, if not better than the day it was made. 

Can I make Apple Bread Pudding ahead?

You can make this recipe in advance of when you are serving it. I would only plan to make this 1-2 days before you need it. Make the recipe all the way through, allow to cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven at 350ºF for about 30 minutes, or until heated through before serving. 


Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is a simple breakfast or brunch recipe loaded with apple slices, cinnamon, sugar, milk, cream, eggs and breadcrumbs. Baked just right, so it is like a tasty pudding all drizzled with a simple Caramel Sauce. 

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