Apple Bread Pudding with Warm Butter Sauce

Bring back memories of Grandma's kitchen with a comforting bread pudding with a rich caramel sauce.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 22 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Bread Pudding

4
whole eggs
1
egg yolk
3/4
cup granulated sugar
2 1/2
cups milk
2 1/2
cups whipping cream
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3
medium apples, peeled, cubed (2 cups)
12
oz French or other firm bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices, then cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (10 cups)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sauce

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup half-and-half

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 4 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk and 3/4 cup granulated sugar with wire whisk until well blended. Beat in milk, whipping cream, vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until well blended. Stir in apples and 7 cups of the bread pieces. Let stand 20 minutes.
  • 3 Pour apple mixture into baking dish. Lightly press remaining 3 cups bread pieces on top of mixture in baking dish. Brush top of bread with melted butter. In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over top.
  • 4 Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until top is puffed and light golden brown (center will jiggle slightly). Cool 30 minutes.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat sauce ingredients to boiling over high heat, stirring constantly, just until butter is melted and sauce is hot. Serve warm bread pudding with sauce.

Expert Tips

Using bread that is a day or two old is best; it will be firmer and drier than fresh bread. Bread that is too fresh and soft will give you a bread pudding that is too moist and soggy.

If you like, skip making the sauce and top with caramel topping instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
18g,
18%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
175mg
175%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
39g
39%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.