1In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, applesauce, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Trim crust from bread.
Cut bread into 1/2 inch cubes; gently stir bread cubes into applesauce mixture.
2Turn into a slightly greased 2 lb coffee can or a 3 lb shortening can. Cover with foil; place can in crock pot cooker.
Add 1/2 cup hot water to bottom of cooker. Cover cooker and cook on high heat setting about 3 hours, or until done.
3Remove the can from the cooker. Spoon pudding into serving dishes.
Top with frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed.