a large slice of apple pie bread pudding with vanilla sauce sitting on a blue china plate with a bite taken out of the front.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12
As a kid, bread pudding didn't appeal to me. Soggy bread? No thanks! As I got older, I quickly changed my tune. I promise this Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce will change yours too!


  • loaf brioche or challah bread or french bread *french bread is fine in a pinch
  • cups  heavy cream
  • cup  milk
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • teaspoons  cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • large eggs
  • teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2-20 ounce cans apple pie filling or make your own with our homemade recipe
  • 1/2  cup  chopped walnuts

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Either spray with cooking spray or butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Cut bread into 1-inch bite size pieces. Spread evenly onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, turning half way through
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cream, milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Pour mixture over bread cubes and let sit for 1 hour in the fridge, pressing down on the bread after 30 minutes.
  • Mix the apple pie filling with the walnuts.
  • Spread apple pie filling over the top of the bread. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over the top.
  • Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes or until puffed and browned on top.
  • Remove from oven and let cool while you make the sauce.

For the sauce:

  • Whisk light brown sugar, the cornstarch, 1 egg, melted butter, heavy cream, milk, and salt together in a heavy saucepan until smooth.
  • Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour sauce over warm bread pudding, or serve on the side in a bowl.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 594 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 323mg14%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.