Taste the Comfort of Fall with Apple Pie Bread Pudding: A Warm and Gooey Delight! 🍎🥧

Celebrate the flavors of autumn with our Apple Pie Bread Pudding recipe! This cozy dessert combines the classic flavor of apple pie with the comforting texture of bread pudding, making it ideal for cool autumn evenings or holiday gatherings. Each spoonful is stuffed with tender apples, warm spices, and soft bread, all coated in a rich custard sauce. Whether served as a comforting dessert or a decadent breakfast treat, this Apple Pie Bread Pudding is sure to become a seasonal favorite. Join us as we walk you through the simple steps to making this warm and gooey treat that will fill your home with the irresistible aroma of autumn.


For the Bread Pudding:

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • 3 cups chopped apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the Custard Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Bread Pudding:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Spread the cubed French bread evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt until well combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes, making sure to coat them evenly. Allow the bread to soak up the mixture for about 15 minutes.
  1. Prepare the Apple Pie Filling:
  • In a saucepan, combine the chopped apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender and the sugars have dissolved, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the unsalted butter until melted.
  1. Assemble the Bread Pudding:
  • Spread the cooked apple pie filling evenly over the soaked bread cubes in the baking dish.
  • If desired, sprinkle chopped pecans over the top for added crunch and flavor.
  1. Bake the Bread Pudding:
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the bread pudding is set and golden brown on top.
  1. Prepare the Custard Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in the granulated sugar and heavy cream, whisking continuously until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Once the bread pudding is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • Drizzle the warm custard sauce over the top of the bread pudding just before serving.
  • Slice into portions and serve warm, savoring each spoonful of this comforting and delicious dessert.

With our Apple Pie Bread Pudding recipe, you can taste the comforting flavors of autumn in every bite. This warm and gooey dessert is ideal for serving on cold nights or as a special treat during the holidays. This comforting dish, whether served with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, is sure to satisfy your taste buds and warm your soul. So gather your ingredients and prepare to enjoy the irresistible comfort of our Apple Pie Bread Pudding! 🍎🥧