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Easy Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Recipe

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If you’re thinking of making scrumptious bread pudding for the holidays, this apple cinnamon bread pudding recipe fits the bill. Layers of raisin-cinnamon bread, apples, and caramel ice cream topping are baked together to create this pudding dessert. It tastes almost like an apple pie, but is a lot simpler to make. Have it ready in under an hour using only four ingredients in this version of apple bread pudding with caramel sauce. You can also serve it a la mode with this delightful vanilla ice cream recipe!

Tips on Making Apple Bread Pudding

This caramel apple bread pudding recipe is simple and easy to make, even for beginners. Plus, it’s a great way of using leftover stale bread! Here are the best tips for making this simple dessert:

  • The best kind of apple to use for baking and cooking is Granny Smith. They’re tart and sweet, and they remain firm even after cooking. But you can also use Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, and Pink Lady. 
  • It’s best to use stale bread so that it can absorb all the caramel sauce and apple juice. Aside from using cinnamon-raisin bread, you can also use french bread, baguette, and even white bread. Try this challah bread recipe if you want to make this recipe entirely from scratch.
  • Make it creamy by adding custard into the bread mixture. To make a simple custard, use 1 cup of milk or heavy cream and 2 eggs. Pour it on top and allow the bread to soak up for at least 20 minutes before baking. You can also add a splash of vanilla extract and rum or bourbon for added depth of flavor.
  • Aside from baking it in a rectangular baking dish like the usual, you can bake the apple bread pudding in muffin tins or ramekins to have personal-sized puddings.
  • Top the bread pudding with more apples, drizzles of caramel syrup, and ice cream. You can also add nuts, caramel popcorn, marshmallows, or cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.

The easiest caramel apple bread pudding made with only four ingredients. Filled with apples, raisins, and cinnamon, this recipe lets you enjoy the taste of apple pie without the need for kneading and shaping.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 medium granny smith apples
  • 10 slices cinnamon-raisin bread, cubed
  • ¼ cup margarine


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Toss cubed bread in mixing bowl with melted margarine.
  3. Peel, core, and slice apples into thin wedges.

  4. Layer apples, bread cubes, and caramel sauce. Repeat layers.

  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender and bread is golden brown.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 7g
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  • Calcium: 34mg
  • Calories: 197kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 139mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 223mg
  • Vitamin A: 253IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is stale bread better for bread pudding?

Stale bread is better for bread pudding. Why? Since it’s dry, it’s able to absorb liquids and juices of other ingredients better. Plus, it’s economical! No more wasted bread when you turn them into bread pudding.

How do you moisten dry bread pudding?

To moisten dry bread pudding, simply add liquid. It could be more caramel sauce, simple sugar syrup (made by dissolving equal parts of sugar and water), or evaporated milk. Bake it again for 10 minutes or until warm and softened, and it’s ready to enjoy.

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This apple pie pudding deserves a spot on your desserts list! You’ll realize that it’s so easy to make, you can enjoy the flavors of this fall dessert any time of the year.
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