Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding - All that's Jas

I had this caramel apple pie bread pudding on my to-do list for a while. I was missing the main ingredient – stale bread. We either polish off all the bread before it gets stale or we eat try to eat healthily and don’t buy any. Is that a good reason for not making this yummy treat? No. But being lazy is. Finally, I got off my behind and bought a loaf of fresh bread. There is really no need to wait for bread to get stale, but if you already have some this is one of the great ways to use it up. [Almost] nothing gets wasted in our household. Last time I had leftover bread I made bacon bread dumplings.

Apples and cinnamon in this bread pudding definitely say fall and cozy. If you prefer crisp apple texture you could dice them, but I like to grate them. I’m lazy that way. You also don’t have to use the caramel sauce, but why wouldn’t you? You’re a grown up and nobody’s going to stop you.

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding

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Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding - All that's Jas

Since I decided not to be lazy and made the caramel apple pie pudding, I went one step further. Remember what I said about being 50 and fabulous in my goat cheese pumpkin cheesecake post? Something about learning new things and loving a new challenge? Yeah, that. I challenged myself to learn how to make a recipe video. You know those short videos that show you how to make a meal in no time? They’re a newest trend and are all over the place.

Let me tell you something. Although I knew next to nothing about creating a video, it was much easier to learn that than to actually make it. I need an extra pair of hands to either operate the camera or prep the meal. So, excuse the shaky parts and please don’t be too harsh with your comments. This is my very first video and I promise I won’t bombard you with them along with my every recipe.

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4-6

1 bread loaf (about 1 lb)
2 tablespoon butter, divided
2 large apples, grated
½ c brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs
2 cups half and half
Pinch of salt
Powder sugar for dusting
Caramel sauce (from the jar or your favorite recipe)

 

Directions:

Cut the bread into slices. If slices are too large, cut them in half. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven on broiler setting for about two minutes on each side, or until they are crisp and golden brown in color. Please note that oven temperatures vary. My broiler heats at 550 degrees F. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Meanwhile, melt one tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the grated apples, ¼ cup brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sauté until apples slightly soften about 4 minutes. Let cool.
In a large bowl mix the eggs, half &half, salt, and the remaining sugar. Fold in the apple mixture. Add the toasted bread slices and soak for 10-15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Using the remaining butter, grease a 10 inch round or square baking dish. Layer bread slices but don’t worry about placing them in neatly. You want some uneven height. Those pieces will be crispier and create a wonderful contrast to the soft middle. Pour remaining egg mixture over the bread.

Bake for 45 minutes. To serve, dust with powder sugar and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding - All that's Jas

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding - All that's Jas

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding - All that's Jas

Did you know there is a savory version of bread pudding? You’ll love it! I shared the recipe a long time ago, so don’t mind my beginner’s photos (I should update them though). If you’re sticking with a sweet version, then I just have another one for you. Delicious bread soufflé with candied fruit and raisins.

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Caramel Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Who needs a pie crust when you have stale bread? Use it to make this easy and tasty caramel apple pie bread pudding a two-in-one dessert mash-up.

Ingredients

  • 1 bread loaf (about 1 lb)
  • 2 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 large apples, grated
  • ½ c brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powder sugar for dusting
  • Caramel sauce (from the jar or your favorite recipe)

Directions

Cut the bread into slices. If slices are too large, cut them in half. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven on broiler setting for about two minutes on each side, or until they are crisp and golden brown in color. Please note that oven temperatures vary. My broiler heats at 550 degrees F. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Meanwhile, melt one tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the grated apples, ¼ cup brown sugar, and cinnamon. Sauté until apples slightly soften about 4 minutes. Let cool.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, half &half, salt, and the remaining sugar. Fold in the apple mixture. Add the toasted bread slices and soak for 10-15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Using the remaining butter, grease a 10 inch round or square baking dish. Layer bread slices but don’t worry about placing them in neatly. You want some uneven height. Those pieces will be crispier and create a wonderful contrast to the soft middle. Pour remaining egg mixture over the bread.

Bake for 45 minutes. To serve, dust with powder sugar and drizzle with caramel sauce.

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    October 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I’ve never been a huge fan of bread pudding, but this one looks totally amazing – I think I have to try this! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner linky

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thank you, Helen! The beauty of it is that you can customize it any way you want 🙂

  2. Reply
    Teresa
    October 19, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I thought you did a fantastic job on your video. I would never have known it was your first (a plunge I haven’t taken yet!). I love bread pudding, without raisins I might add, and this looks and sounds delicious.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Thank you, Teresa! It was a long process to film it and a huge learning curve to create a video. Definitely not something I have time or help to do more often 🙂

  3. Reply
    Kirsten
    October 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    This looks fabulous! I love caramel apples and I love apple pie. I imagine both of them together is all kinds of amazing. Pinned this for later. Stopping by from SITS.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Kristen! Thanks for stopping in too 😀

  4. Reply
    Theresa
    October 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared.
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      Jas
      October 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Theresa! 🙂

  5. Reply
    ZazaCook
    October 6, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What a wonderful dessert! Looks so delicious! Thanks for the video:)

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Simplicity at its best! Thanks for visiting 😀

  6. Reply
    Pili
    October 5, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I have never tried that pudding but it really looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration, have a wonderful week!!
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      Jas
      October 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks, Pili! Next time you have leftover bread, try it! It’s great for Sunday brunch or a dessert 🙂

  7. Reply
    Quinn Caudill
    October 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I love all kinds of bread pudding and this sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! Pinned and shared!
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      Jas
      October 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you, Quinn! Have a great week 🙂

  8. Reply
    Katrin
    October 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Yum yum yum Jas! You make the most amazing treats! I know I love this because apple and cinnamon are calling my name every year this time around! And your beautiful photography just makes it even better!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks for your kindness, Katrin! 😀

  9. Reply
    Maria
    September 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    This is such a delicious recipe! I love apples and its the perfect recipe.
    Maria

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 29, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Thank you, Maria! Hope your day is full of blessings!

  10. Reply
    Ann
    September 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    You.are.the.Queen.of.Leftovers. 😀
    Ok I know you said this comes from fresh bread, but using leftover bread (or anything leftover) always makes room for creativity.! I love bread pudding and they can be so good. But I also understand that having leftover bread is hard or just doesn’t happen…we are the same. They get finished pretty quickly! Especially since we move to Holland where bread is the staple! And I’m trying so hard to stay away from bread… 🙁

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 29, 2016 at 7:49 am

      I know, right? I grew up eating bread with everything but back then nothing was GMO. Sigh…

  11. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    September 28, 2016 at 10:12 am

    There is nothing like a cozy serving of bread pudding to put a smile on everyone’s face. I love the fact that you toasted the bread first so that you have a nice contrast between toasty and tender. Well of course, the caramel sauce is a must!!! You are on a roll and now I am having a hard time trying all of your recipes at home before you publish a new one. Sharing everywhere!
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      Jas
      September 29, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Thank you, Bobbi! It really is comfort food, although, I gotta watch how much of it I eat or I’ll be looking for more comfortable clothes, lol.

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