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Strawberry Bread Pudding with Pie Filling

This easy strawberry bread pudding recipe with pie filling only needs a few ingredients and is a perfect dessert for any holiday or to bring to a potluck for something new! We have used fresh fruit too with our banana bread pudding but this is easier and faster to throw together.

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Seriously I can’t even describe how amazing this easy strawberry bread pudding is! We first made a delicious apple pie bread pudding. I couldn’t help but replicate it using strawberries, they’re both the ultimate comfort food. (originally published 12/18, affiliate links present)

Strawberry Bread Pudding with Pie Filling

We’ve been kinda’ obsessed with easy dump cake recipes lately and this lead me into making simple bread pudding with pie filling. When you create something different for dessert but easy enough to whip together in no time, it is ideal for those drop in to your house guests.

Of course you can use any flavor you like for this but berries are out fave for sure. You’ll have to try them all and let us know which flavor is your favorite. 😉 Here’s the brief step by step……

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Bread Pudding and Strawberries

Ok so we didn’t start with this homemade bread pudding, we actually made it with apples years and years ago but it fell off my radar until recently when the seasons started to change.

Then…..I thought about other fruit mixtures that would be good and strawberry came to mind.

  • Since we are using pie filling you can make it any time of year which is great.
  • The basic style recipe minus fruit I’ve use over and over again. Then once I incorporated my favorite flavors of the season it amped it up a bit.

I’m telling you, these bread pudding recipes are great to bring for a potluck because everyone will love them and I assure you nobody else will bring it.

easy bread pudding recipe

Easy Strawberry Bread Pudding

You can make your own frosting, but I cheat. Yes, if I am out of vanilla frosting in a tub then I have been known to whip up a bit using powdered sugar and a little water which is a good option if I don’t want to go to the store.

Typically I spoon the already made frosting (cream cheese is amazing too) into a pint size freezer bag, take the air out, zip it up, snip the end off and pipe it on just like a pastry bag….but this way is cheaper. 😉

You don’t really NEED frosting but c’mon, we aren’t counting the calories on this one so just go all out will you…..

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Strawberries and Cream Bread Pudding

It does kinda’ have that flavor with the milk mixed in there and all. I like to add a bit of almond and vanilla extracts because it adds that creamy flavor throughout each slice.

  1. Can of strawberry pie filling
    1. of course you could use canned or homemade apple pie filling instead on top
  2. Day old loaf of French bread
  3. Eggs
  4. Vanilla
  5. Sugar
  6. Milk or heavy cream for richer flavor and texture
  7. I like a bit of almond extract
  8. Tub of vanilla frosting, I love cream cheese frosting too

If you want more with this same flavor, give our strawberry cake mix cookies a whirl too. Way easier than this to make.

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What types of pie fillings work well in bread pudding?

Any of them! I have found that it works best with your can of fruit spread on to the top once your homemade bread pudding recipe is cooked. Using blueberry, apple or strawberry pie filling you can make a delicious dessert in no time.

Can I use stale bread for bread pudding?

Yep! You really want a loaf of bread with thick pieces though so it holds together better. I have used Sara Lee’s Artesano before and that works really well, even fresh right off the shelf. Day old and a bit stale with the bag left open overnight is a bit better though.

Bread Pudding Recipes

Our easy raisin bread pudding is a great alternative too. I added some on top but mixed more inside as well.

I mean you could use any fruit. For fresh strawberries or firmer varieties you would want to cook them down to soften like we did with these baked apples with brown sugar.

easy Raisin Bread Pudding

How to Make Homemade Bread Pudding

If you have a pressure cooker you can make Instant Pot bread pudding too! Here is the printable recipe to follow, and yes you can substitute a different pie filling if you’d prefer.

  • Slice day old French or stale bread into thick slices. Discard both of the 2 ends or heels. Cut each slice in half lengthwise, then again twice creating 6 equal pieces. Put cubed bread in a large bowl.
  • Pour your milk on top and allow it to soak for a few minutes. In another bowl whisk together your sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  • Gently fold bread into milk mixture so all slices are well coated, pour sugar mixture on top of bread cubes. Very gently fold sugar mixture into bread cubes, just use spatula and gently mix 3-4 times so all bread is coated.
  • Spray 13×9 baking dish with non stick spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour bread mixture into pan and make sure it is spread evenly across so it all bakes evenly.
  • Open your can of pie filling and pour it on top of your bread, spread across so it is evenly distributed.

Put pan into oven for 40 minutes or until bread is very lightly golden brown, springs back when touched, and egg is no longer clear/uncooked. Allow to cool for 20 – 30 minutes or so before slicing so you can get a clean piece to come out. Drizzle melted vanilla icing or whipped cream and chocolate chips on top if desired. Ok 1/2 cup ice cream and fresh sliced strawberries on the side are great too.

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Strawberry Bread Pudding

This easy strawberry bread pudding recipe only needs a few ingredients and is a perfect dessert for any holiday or to bring to a potluck for something new! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bread pudding, dessert, easy, fruit, pie filling, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 183kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice day old french bread into thick slices. Discard ends.
  • Cut each slice in half lengthwise, and then again twice creating 6 equal pieces. Put all cubed bread in large bowl.
  • Pour your milk on top of your cubed bread and allow to soak for a minute.
  • In another bowl whisk together your sugar, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
  • Gently toss bread in milk so all slices are well coated, then pour sugar mixture on top of bread cubes.
  • Very gently fold sugar mixture into bread cubes, just use spatula and gently mix 3-4 times so all bread is coated.
  • Spray 13×9 pan with non stick spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour bread mixture into pan and make sure it is spread evenly across so it all bakes evenly.
  • Open your can of pie filling and pour it on top of your bread, spread across so it is evenly distributed.
  • Put pan into oven for 40 minutes or until bread is very lightly browned, springs back when touched, and egg is no longer clear/uncooked.
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes or so before slicing so you can get a clean piece to come out.
  • Drizzle melted vanilla icing on top if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Robin

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

I made this recipe with blueberry pie filling. I mixed it in with the eggs after they were cooked and folded it in with the cubes and milk. Delicious.

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

I love blueberry too

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