Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding

So this is different than my usual recipe format today. This one isn’t really a recipe. It’s more of a cooking advice column. What to do when something is either starting to get old on you or didn’t turn out perfectly. Let me tell you my tragic tale of adversity and triumph. So first off, I made potato chips at home. Very good, but very bad for you. Also, they happened to use of the rest of my vegetable oil. Then, I made apple cider cake, not realizing that said cake required vegetable oil and that we were now completely out. So I upped the butter slightly and skipped the oil. The cake was good, but dry (shock there) So what to do? Answer, make apple cider cake bread pudding. I used the leftover cake as a base for bread pudding, added a bit more butter and sugar and viola, awesome bread pudding that is as moist and tasty as can be. Dessert is saved. I’ve done this technique before in similar circumstances (in fact, I’d venture a guess that my bread pudding has never actually contained white bread). Previously I had made awesome, really awesome pumpkin bread which turned out fabulously well, but I had two loaves of it and a freezer too full to freeze it. So what to do with the aging second loaf, why make pumpkin bread pudding. Next time I make banana bread, particularly as I’m still on a quest for the perfect banana bread recipe, I’m going to try this version with the also rans as well. Now sure, do I need to “save” dessert? Do I need more dessert, well no, but I do like dessert and I do hate to waste it so why not take lemons and make lemonade?

Serves 4-6


Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Break the “bread” into chunks


  • 3 Eggs
  •  8 c “bread” of whatever sort
  •  2 c Milk
  •  6 tbsp butter, melted
  •  ½ c sugar
  •  ¼ c brown sugar
  •  ½ tsp cinnamon
  •  ¼ nutmeg
  •  1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Break the “bread” into chunks in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk together all other ingredients. Pour the liquid over the bread and mix around a bit to make sure everything gets wet.
  3.  Pour into a 9×9 baking dish and bake one hour.



Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding


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