Caramel Apple Bread Pudding | Just a Taste


Preheat your oven for a fall favorite with this crowd-friendly recipe for Caramel Apple Bread Pudding.

A white serving dish containing freshly baked Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Labor Day may be a distant memory, but the San Diego sunshine is still in full force (sorry, east coasters, but it’s the norm around these parts!). So while the temperatures may suggest otherwise, I declare it is, finally, fall food season!

Closeup view of homemade caramel apple bread pudding

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year when it comes to cooking. We get to bust out all the trendy pumpkin favorites and transform apples into everything from apple dumplings and apple tarts to apple fritter rings (a brunch must!), and my personal favorite, apple pie egg rolls.

Small glass bowls containing ingredients for Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

But would it really be fall without a good ol’ caramel apple?

My go-to recipe for the classic sweet-on-a-stick became an instant favorite around here when I shared it back in 2016, but it seemed it was time for a new spin on the beloved marriage of sticky sugar and juicy fruit.

White baking dish containing unbaked apple bread pudding

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding brings home all the classic caramel apple flavor without the stick-to-your-teeth’ness of the traditional treat. It’s loaded with tangy Granny Smith apples, pillowy brioche bread and a vanilla custard that will make your taste buds swoon.

A final drizzle of caramel atop this warm treat will have you ditching the sticks (and floss) and grabbing a spoon for what’s guaranteed to become a fall dessert favorite.

A white baking dish containing Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

  • 2
    Tablespoons
    unsalted butter
  • 4
    medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 2
    cups
    half-and-half
  • 2
    teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    teaspoons
    cinnamon
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    allspice
  • 1
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1
    cup
    sugar
  • 1
    cup
    brown sugar
  • 8
    cups
    brioche bread, cubed
  • Whipped cream or ice cream, for serving
  • Homemade or store-bought caramel sauce, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan with the butter and set it aside.

In a medium bowl, toss together the apples and lemon juice.

In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, vanilla extract, cinnamon, allspice, salt, sugar and brown sugar. Add the brioche bread to the bowl and fold until the bread is well coated then fold in the apples.

Pour the bread mixture into the prepared baking dish, including any remaining liquids, and spread it into an even layer. Cover the dish securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for a minimum of 1 hour or up to overnight. 

When ready to serve, remove the baking dish from the fridge, discard the plastic wrap and bake it until it is set and golden brown on top, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow the bread pudding to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving with whipped cream or ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

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Nutrition Facts

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Amount Per Serving

Calories 515
Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Fat 17g26%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Cholesterol 164mg55%

Sodium 516mg22%

Potassium 251mg7%

Carbohydrates 84g28%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 61g68%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 682IU14%

Vitamin C 6mg7%

Calcium 134mg13%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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