This Apple Pie Bread Pudding recipe is the perfect holiday dessert! We love bread pudding around here, so we added this Caramel Apple Bread Pudding to our recipe collection. It’s good for dessert, or even for Christmas morning breakfast!
Apple Pie Bread Pudding
Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding brings together two desserts we love: classic bread pudding and apple pie flavors.
I’m so excited about this Apple Pie Bread Pudding recipe! I’m married to a huge bread pudding lover. Every time we go out to eat, this guy wants to order bread pudding. It doesn’t matter what flavor, he’s going to get it. So I’ve been working hard to come up with some fun recipes of my own to make at home!
You might remember my recipe last week for Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding, or my Irish Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce. I have a recipe for Pineapple Bread Pudding too. That’s just not enough though. Today I bring you CARAMEL APPLE BREAD PUDDING! It’s ooey, gooey, comforting, and delicious. Apple Pie is the perfect flavor for the fall season.
This Apple Pie Bread Pudding is so good all on its own, but adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top just brings it to the next level. It’s one seriously delicious holiday dessert. I have a happy husband with this one!
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
If you’ve never had bread pudding before, start with this recipe. Not only is it easy, but it’s incredibly delicious. I just love the caramel apple flavor. It’s exactly what I want to be eating during the fall season! The flavors soak into the bread and it becomes so gooey and delicious…yum! Talking about this apple pie bread pudding just makes me hungry. Is it time for dessert yet?
Bread pudding is one of those easy desserts you can prep ahead of time, and then finish off when you’re almost ready to serve. So on the holidays, you can make it the day before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and then just bake it before serving!
How to Make Apple Pie Bread Pudding
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Cut bread into cubes, then line the bottom of your baking dish with a layer of bread.
- Cut up the apple pie filling while it’s still in the can, then spoon it over the layer of bread cubes.
- Pack on another layer of bread cubes.
- Whisk together eggs, cream, apple cider, vanilla extract, caramel, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl, then pour the mixture over the bread pudding.
- Cover the dish with foil and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- When ready to bake, take the bread pudding out of the refrigerator and let it sit out while the oven preheats to 350°F.
- Combine melted butter, brown sugar, and granola in a bowl and then spread it on top of the apple pie bread pudding.
- Bake 40-50 minutes.
You can serve it alone or with some ice cream on the side, then drizzle with homemade caramel sauce. I love it hot and fresh out of the oven, but honestly, it tastes pretty amazing cold too. So keep those leftovers! Check the recipe card below for full instructions.
Christmas Breakfast Recipes
I made this as a bread pudding, but it can also pass for a french toast casserole. SO…let me give you permission now to eat this as breakfast. You’ll thank me later. I love making fun breakfasts for Christmas morning, because I think everyone deserves to indulge. So this caramel apple bread pudding is perfect! Especially since you can make it the night before, then just bake it when you wake up.
Here are some other easy breakfast recipes for Christmas morning:
- Sheet Pan Chocolate Croissants Recipe
- Apple Pie Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Caramel Cheesecake Stuffed Apple Bread
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
So whether you eat this for breakfast, brunch, or after dinner dessert, I hope you enjoy! It’s perfect for the holidays and perfect for a crowd. Merry Christmas!
If you like this recipe, you’ll love these other apple pie flavored recipes too:
- Apple Pie Cupcakes
- Easy Homemade Apple Pie Recipe
- Apple Cake
- Apple Pie Sangria
- Apple Cupcakes
- Mini Apple Pie Taco Boats
- Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!
Sounds great but I would prefer it to be a recipe with fresh apples. I hate the canned taste of “fillings” Is there an updated recipe with fresh fruit?
I don’t have an updated recipe, but you can use the filling from my apple pie recipe (click here) in place of the canned stuff!
Thanks Becky, but how would you suggest it be done? I can’t afford to mess this up with them!
Just follow the recipe as close as you can! You will want the eggs set and bread toasted.
I’m looking ahead to the holidays and trying to find something I can take to holiday dinners with my husband’s family. It has to impress! This looks like it could do the trick, but how would you suggest making ahead and taking? (you might have said already and I missed it…if so…sorry…
You defintiely can!
Was great!! Received compliments from everyone. didn’t have apple cider so used apple juice and used rolled oats since didn’t have granola
YAY! Love to hear that.
I have made this recipe several times and it is one of my favorite bread pudding recipes. The custard mix smells like apple pie ice cream and everything about this bread pudding was absolutely delicious. It is also very forgiving as I’ve subbed the french bread for brioche (the best imo) and cinnamon swirl bread and used butterscotch sauce for the caramel when I ran out of certain things. I’ve made this for a school event and while the students hesitated (I know them, anything not chocolate is instantly questionable), once they tried it, it was gone in minutes. Thank you for sharing the recipe and with this being my first successful recipe from you, I look forward to trying more.
Hi!!! I would love to make this recipe but I would like to make the apple pie filling myself since they don’t sell those in my country, how many apples do you recommend me to use when I’m making the filling?
Hi! Here’s a great recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/paulas-apple-pie-filling-recipe.html I would probably halve that recipe, or make double the bread pudding!! :) Hope you love the recipe, thanks so much for stopping by!
This bread pudding looks fabulous! :) And you can’t beat combining 2 desserts into one- double the deliciousness!
Oh Becky! This looks amazing! LOVE bread pudding!
I love love love bread pudding and this looks absolutely incredible!
Thanks Kimberly! So sweet :)
This looks amazing!!
Thank you Lauren!