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Plate of the apple bread pudding with ice cream on top and caramel sauce drizzle over
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Apple Bread Pudding

Apple bread pudding is an easy fail-proof dessert to enjoy during colder months - made with french bread, a creamy custard and fresh apples!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9 servings
Calories 240kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • ½ large loaf of crusty French bread about ½ lb
  • 2 cups diced apple skin on (about 1 large apple)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup honey
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Ice cream for serving
  • Caramel sauce for serving


  • Grease 7 x 11” or 9 x 9” or 8 x 8” baking pan.
  • Cut bread into ¾” thick cubes and spread all over the baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the honey until smooth. Add the milk, zest, and spices. Whisk until combined.
  • Pour the custard mixture over the bread in the pan, moving as you pour so that all the bread gets covered. You can also put everything in a blender and blitz it until smooth.
  • Sprinkle the apple and walnuts over the bread and press down with a spatula.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or even as long as overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and bake the bread pudding for 35-45 minutes, depending on pan depth until lightly browned on top and all the custard is solid.
  • Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Great with ice cream or Greek yogurt for a lighter take.



Storage: Bread pudding can be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 1 month. It can then be reheated in the oven at 300°F.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg