late night caramel apple bread pudding

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Jan Kimberly
Salcha, AK

I have insomnia off and on and one night when I was up till the wee hours I figured I would just get some of my cookbooks out and see what I could find to make. I came across a caramel apple bread pudding recipe that sounded so good and I just happened to have all the ingredients so I went to work and this was the end result with just a tweak here and there to make it my own. I of course had to eat some while it was still warm just to make sure it was fit for the family the next morning and it passed with flying colors. An awesome Sunday morning breakfast, lunch, and dinner :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

One of our favorite fall treats is caramel apples. This bread pudding hits the spot if you're craving a caramel apple. It has all the flavors, without the work. The bread soaks up the delicious apple spice and caramel flavor. Adding more caramel on top after baking brings this fall dessert to the next level. This would also make a delicious addition to a holiday dessert table. It's ooey gooey good.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 12-15
prep time 30 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For late night caramel apple bread pudding

  • 6 c
    stale white or wheat bread, cut or torn into small pieces (I use a mix of both)
  • 3 c
    any kind of apple, peeled and diced small
  • 5
    whole eggs, beaten
  • 3 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
    Splenda brown sugar blend
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    apple pie spice
  • 1 stick
    butter, cold
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 bag
    Kraft caramels, unwrapped

How To Make late night caramel apple bread pudding

  • Buttering baking dish while oven preheating,
    Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease or spray a 9×13 baking dish with shortening or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Bread cubes and apples in a baking dish.
    In a large bowl, toss together the bread cubes and the apple pieces. Transfer to the baking dish.
  • Egg mixture poured over the bread and apples.
    In the same large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except for the butter. When combined, continue to whisk while pouring over the bread/apple mixture (just to make sure the spices are evenly distributed). Gently combine the bread and egg mixture, making sure each piece of bread is soaking in part of the egg and milk mixture. Allow to stand for at least 15 minutes (longer, if you can; you could even do this the night before, cover it tightly, and then bake it in the morning).
  • Melted caramels and condensed milk combined.
    Place the condensed milk into a microwaveable dish and put in half the caramels. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Keep microwaving in 30-second intervals until all caramels are melted and blended smoothly with the condensed milk, make sure you add the whole bag of caramels to the milk. This process should take about 3 minutes.
  • Butter and half the caramel sauce over the bread.
    When the egg/milk mixture has mostly soaked into the bread, dab the butter over the bread and drizzle half the caramel mixture over the top.
  • Caramel Apple Bread Pudding baking in the oven.
    Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the center is set but not dry. It will have a slight jiggle to it. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Caramel sauce drizzled over the Late Night Caramel Apple Bread Pudding.
    Just before ready to serve, warm the caramel up again to thin it, about 18 seconds, and drizzle on top of each serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream to make a delicious dessert! Enjoy.