How To Make Apple Pie Bread Pudding

How To Make Apple Pie Bread Pudding

by Julia’s Simply Southern

It’s officially autumn in the south and that means we are in high season for fresh local apples. Apple season is a favorite time of year to enjoy apple festivals and make trips to the orchard to pick your own ripened apples straight from the tree. What do you do with your bounty of fresh apples?

The possibilities are endless. Of course, eating them as they are is one delicious option, but then there are all the wonderful recipes waiting to be created. One of those recipes is Apple Pie Bread Pudding and it’s the must-make recipe of the season.

Bread pudding is a classic dessert and becomes the base of this delicious apple version that gets topped off with caramel sundae sauce.

Credit: Julia’s Simply Southern


Four Things To Know Before You Get Started

  1. Bread pudding is a dessert made from…you guessed it, leftover bread. The recipe has been around for centuries and developed so that bread wasn’t wasted.
  2. Bread pudding is equally delicious warm from the oven or served cold from the refrigerator.
  3. One of the main components to bread pudding is the egg custard baked into the dessert so it should be refrigerated once it is cooled.
  4. Fresh apples are sautéed southern style in a skillet for this recipe for a fresh apple dessert the entire family will love. Top servings off with additional caramel syrup if desired and with perhaps a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Credit: Julia’s Simply Southern

Autumn Apple Pie Bread Pudding


  • 63 oz Brioche bread (cut into cubes)
  • 4 tbsp  butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5  cups fresh apples (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 1 tbs Vanilla extract (pure, organic))
  • Caramel sundae sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the bread cubes to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of butter to a medium non-stick skillet, melt over medium-low heat.
  4. Next add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the melted butter and stir to combine.
  5. Next, add the diced apples and turn to coat.
  6. Sauté the apples until softened, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Transfer the apple mixture to the mixing bowl with the bread cubes and stir to combine.
  8. Transfer the apple and bread mixture to a rectangle baking dish.
  9. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, granulated sugar and vanilla to make a custard.
  10. Pour the custard mixture slowly over the apple and bread mixture.
  11. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour until set.
No matter how you serve it, this recipe is delicious. Serve it as a decadent breakfast with a side of scrambled eggs and bacon or with a scoop of ice cream as a dessert.

A native of South Carolina, Julia shares her love for southern food at Julia’s Simply Southern. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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