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A big square of bread pudding on a white plate. It has a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and caramel sauce drizzled over. There are apples in the background.
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Fried Apple Bread Pudding

Warm bread pudding full of fried apples, cinnamon and brown sugar is one of my favorite fall comfort foods! I drizzle this easy dish with my No Fail Homemade Caramel Sauce and drop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on to top it off. This is a dessert made to curl up in front of the fire in your fuzzy socks.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 664kcal


  • 8 cups of French bread cubed
  • 2 cups apples thinly sliced 2-3 apples – Granny Smith or Honeycrisp are both great
  • 10 Tbsp. salted butter divided
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar divided
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon plus additional to sprinkle if desired
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Use a bread knife to cut the bread into approximately 1” size cubes to make 8 cups.
  • Peel, core and thinly slice the apples until you have two cups of slices. (A mandolin is a good slicing tool here.)
  • Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in a heavy bottom skillet such as cast iron over medium- high heat. Add the apple slices, turn the heat down to medium and cook stirring occasionally with a spatula for 3-5 minutes until the kitchen smells strongly of apples and the fruit is starting to turn golden with a few brown edges. Set aside - they will cool somewhat while you prepare the rest.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the rest of the butter (1/2 cup), 1 cup of brown sugar and the corn syrup. Cook over medium-high heat and whisk occasionally until the mixture is combined and butter is melted. Pour the mixture into the bottom of a 9”x12” baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs together. Add milk, cream, ½ cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and fried apples. Fold the mixture together gently with a wooden spoon. Spread it into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired. (Gives the top a finished look!)
  • Bake for 50 minutes. The bread pudding is done when it reaches 190F-200F internally with a thermometer or is brown on top with a slight jiggle to the center.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes, cut into squares and serve with warm caramel sauce and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1529IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg