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Homemade Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel apple bread pudding recipe is amazing and so easy to make! With sticky caramel bits and tender pieces of apples inside it’s the perfect homemade dessert to make year round.

Make into pretty mini bundts drizzled with caramel sauce and it’s the best. If you loved our banana bread pudding you’ll love using this fruit too.


I have to show you how to make bread pudding from scratch. I did this for Valentine’s Day this year tinkering around with an old recipe I had on hand. I created something new and FABULOUS…. check out this caramel apple bread pudding recipe we just came up with. Did I mention it’s amazing??!! (originally published 3/16, affiliate links present)

Homemade Apple Bread Pudding

So I experimented with these small caramel bits I found in the store and made this pumpkin monkey bread. I thought diced apple would be a good addition too so I made a small batch of bread pudding. This is what I came up with!

I always prefer to make desserts in my mini bundt or muffin pan because then it is already portioned out, and creates a nice crispier edge on the outside of each one…..also seems to cook faster and more evenly in my opinion. You could make it in a 9×9 pan instead though.

Easy bread pudding recipe

How to Make Bread Pudding

I added bits of Granny Smith apples and tiny caramels but really this base can be tweaked all sorts of ways. If you wanted to use dry fruits instead we have made raisin bread pudding by folding those in instead this same way.

  1. Caramel bits
  2. Milk
  3. Eggs
  4. Apples
  5. Bread – day old french bread is good or Artisan loaf
  6. Vanilla
  7. Butter – if you’re making them in a mini bundt pan
  8. Sugar

If you wanted an easier version you could use pie filling instead of fresh fruit. I have done this with a few flavors I will share here below but of course from scratch is always the best of the best.

Caramel bread pudding

Caramel Bread Pudding

Or leave the fruit out all together and just go for it with the add ins, I mean whatever works right. If you did that and wanted a really all in flavor of that sort you can add the candies and then drizzle on caramel sundae topping over the top when done too.

First you will want to cut your day old french bread loaf into 1″ pieces, cube it.

  • I start with cutting 3/4 of the loaf and eyeball it at the end to see if I need to add more. If I have a bit more liquid in the bowl or if 3/4 is enough. Every loaf is a bit different.
  • Then add your milk in a large bowl and add your bread cubes into that.
  • Gently toss to coat and allow them to soak up almost all of the liquid.
  • Then in a separate large bowl whisk together your eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and sugar.

Add that mixture to your bread bowl and stir until mixed well.  Take some of the skin off of 2 small apples and dice them.

Caramel apple bread pudding
Bread pudding bundts

Bread Pudding From Scratch

Add your caramel bits (if you want) and diced apples to your bread mixture and mix well.

  • Then melt your butter and pour it into the bottom of each mini bundt hole.
  • If your teflon isn’t great anymore spray the entire inside first with cooking spray so it doesn’t stick, then add your butter.
  • Then scoop your caramel apple bread pudding mixture into your prepared pan, we used a mini bundt pan.
  • It fills 6 completely as well as 1 mini loaf pan with this recipe.
  • You could just use 1 9×13″ baking dish but it would obviously take more time. You’d just need to check the middle to ensure the egg was done.
    • That size will take a total of 40 to 45  minutes.
    • Mini bundts take only 15 minutes or so, just until the egg is cooked.

They should look like this when they are done. Rising above the holes, the egg will be firm and cooked. Put a large cutting board on top and flip the pan over. If you’ve greased it well they will just slide out and then top with powdered sugar glaze and Homemade Dulce de Leche or caramel sundae topping.

Small batch bread pudding.
Caramel apple bread pudding

Caramel Bread Pudding

Well serve it warm for sure. You could top with whipped cream, a bit of vanilla ice cream or sliced fresh apple pieces. Serve it for breakfast, brunch or dessert any time of year.

We have an Instant Pot bread pudding that is great too if you don’t want to turn your oven on.


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Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel apple bread pudding recipe is amazing and so easy to make! With sticky caramel bits and tender pieces of apples inside it's the perfect dessert casserole to make year round. Make into pretty mini bundts drizzled with caramel sauce and it's the best homemade bread pudding you'll ever make. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bread pudding, caramel, easy, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 229kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 mini bundt pan or 9×13" pan


  • 3 c milk whole or 2%
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c apples peeled and diced
  • 1 loaf bread day old french bread or Artisan loaf cubed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter if making mini bundts
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c caramel bits optional


  • Cut up your loaf of day old french bread or loaf of bread into chunks (minus the heels of the bread). 
  • Put in a bowl and pour milk on top. 
  • In another bowl whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla and fold in caramel and apple bits, if adding those. 
  • Add that mixture to your bread and milk and fold it together gently until combined. 
  • If using mini bundt pan put a tsp of melted butter at bottom of each hole after you’ve sprayed well with non stick spray. 
  • Fill each hole about 1/2 way full, they will rise.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, just until egg is cooked, check at 15 minutes. 
  • If making in a 9×13 casserole dish spray with non stick spray, don't use melted butter, just spray with non stick spray and pour mixture in.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 min, then 10 minutes with foil removed (or until egg is cooked in middle of dish).  Serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sundae topping!


Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 352mg15%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Judith Burkitt

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Just wondering if this Apple Caramel bread pudding could be frozen.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

I have never done that so unsure


Friday 24th of August 2018

1 loaf French bread can vary in many cubs of cubed bread?????


Tuesday 5th of June 2018

I think your list is missing the 1C sugar.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 6th of June 2018

Fixed..thank you, somehow when I changed recipe cards it didn't transfer over.


Saturday 10th of March 2018

Great recipe I changed a few things. Thanks for sharing.

The Typical Mom

Monday 12th of March 2018

Glad you enjoyed it


Monday 24th of April 2017

How long and at what temp. do I bake at?

The Typical Mom

Monday 24th of April 2017

Sorry, when I migrated recipe plugins it didn't transfer. Thanks for letting me know, recipe is there now!!

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