Freshly Picked Apple Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | October 16th, 2009 | Desserts, Recipes

fetchpriority=”high” decoding=”async” class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-854″ style=”margin: 5px; float: right;” title=”Apple Bread Pudding” src=”×256.jpg” alt=”Apple Bread Pudding” height=”256″ width=”300″>While apples are available all year at the grocery store, there is nothing like freshly picked apples in the fall.  Living where we do, it is a 10-minute drive to a handful of orchards.  Conveniently, our 11 year old daughter takes gymnastics lessons at a studio near these orchards.  With everyone in our house enjoying apples, I typically get a new bag of apples weekly.

For the first month of apple season, we enjoyed Ginger Gold apples, but as with any type of produce, their season ended.  When I went to the orchard last week, I needed to choose a new variety for our house.  Looking for an apple that was a nice mix of sweet and tart, I chose Jonagolds.

On this past Monday, instead of making our typical tapas dinner, I made a two-course dinner.  We started our late night meal with braised lamb and cauliflower.  Enjoyed with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and candlelight, it was a wonderful way to relax.  After dinner, we moved onto coffee and apple bread pudding.   Although we aren’t huge fans of dessert, it seemed like a good night for a little indulgence.  Why not celebrate Columbus Day with some panache?

Warm from the oven and topped with whipped cream, we enjoyed this dessert.  I purposely made enough to provide leftovers, which the kids enjoyed the next day.  They, too, ate it warm with whipped cream, though I could imagine that it would be indulgently good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Freshly Picked Apple Bread Pudding


  1. 5 slices crusty Italian bread, cubed
  2. 2 Jonagold apples, peeled, cored, & cubed
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 cup whole milk
  5. 2 Tb. unsalted butter
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 1-1/2 quart baking dish. Place bread and apple cubes in dish, and toss.
  3. Combine sugar, milk, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Stir until butter has melted, and pour over bread and apples. Mix ingredients.
  5. Whisk eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small bowl, and pour over bread and apples.
  6. Stir to combine. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until set.
  7. Allow to cool for 15 minutes but enjoy warm!
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  1. redkathy says:

    I have been looking for a nice bread pudding recipe. The apples push this over the top! It’s at the top of my must try list. Thanks for sharing this.

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