Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding by

Chef Bruce Brown


Shopping List

  • 16 cups bread cubes (about 3⁄4 of a 20 oz loaf of bread), toasted
  • 2 large apples, cored and diced (about 2 cups – I prefer Granny Smith or Pink Lady)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon caramel flavoring
  • (optional – or sub vanilla extract)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Non-stick spray
  • Caramel sauce



  1. Spray a 9”x13” baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cream of tartar, nutmeg, cinnamon, eggs, flavoring, milk and heavy cream, stirring thoroughly. Set aside.
  3. Place the bread cubes in the mixing bowl, adding half of the chopped nuts and all the diced apples.
  4. Pour the custard mixture over the bread, tossing to dampen all the cubes.
  5. Spread the mixture into the baking dish, leveling from corner to corner, sprinkling with the remaining nuts.
  6. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350o.
  7. After resting, bake for 45 minutes covered, then ten minutes uncovered if you prefer a lightly browned dessert.
  8. Serve immediately or cooled, drizzled with optional caramel sauce or Cinnamon Whipped Cream.