Apple-Apple Bread Pudding (TWD)

May 18, 2010 – Comments (18)

This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Apple-Apple Bread Pudding is all about comfort food that warms your tummy. This recipe takes a traditional bread pudding and adds a double dose of apples – sauted sliced apples and apple butter.

I did take some liberties with this recipe (you can find the complete original recipe at Liz’s terrific blog, Cake or Death? ):

– I halved the recipe to accommodate a 8×3 loaf pan.

– Challah was my bread of choice. The bread was cut into thick slices, liberally slathered with apple butter, and then cut into cubes.

– 1/2 tsp of cinnamon was added to the custard mixture.

– Baking time was adjusted to 1 hour

– Once out of the oven, I let the bread pudding cool to room temp. After unmolding from the pan, the bread pudding is sliced, and these slices are fried on both sides with a generous amount of butter (just like frying up french toast).

Sure, this is a total fat bomb but boy o’ boy is it delicious! Frying creates a beautiful crust, and its slight crunchy exterior gives in to the soft, rich interior. Although the fruit is no longer distinguishable, the apple flavor definitely shines. A little dusting of powdered sugar and a scoop of vanilla ice cream is all you need to complete this dessert.

Thank you Liz for this super delicious selection!

18 Responses to Apple-Apple Bread Pudding (TWD)

  1. Romaine says:

    Fried bread pudding? That's a first and I can't wait to try it. I thought about adding cinnamon–good call.

  2. Helen says:

    I love the use of Challah in this. challah makes the best French Toast so it's natural that it makes great bread pudding!

  3. chocolatechic says:


  4. Susi says:

    This looks so delicious! This recipe is going on my to-do list

  5. Ingrid says:

    Oh,my Linda! My kids would GO CRAZY for a slice of that. They adore bread pudding and love mushy fruit (ha-ha!) in it.

    Love the look…very cool.

  6. spike. says:

    omg. fried slices of bp is genius!

  7. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    i love how you baked it in a loaf to get nice slices. then when i read you fried it in butter–oh my gosh, delicious!!

  8. Flourchild says:

    Holy cow does that look great…yumm Im in love!

  9. Tia says:

    omg this is the yummiest bread pudding I've seen! I love the layers

  10. Caroline says:

    Wow that looks amazing! I wanted to add cinnamon but I made it at my boyfriend's house and he didn't have any. And frying it up, wow, that takes it to a whole new level!

  11. The Food Librarian says:

    You FRIED your bread pudding?!?!?! OMG. That sounds so crazy and yet so inviting. Can I get a side of bacon with that? I love the look of this with the cubes of yumminess. You rock. – mary

  12. Jodie says:

    Gorgeous pics!

  13. Eliana says:

    WOW – you took this dessert to a place that no one else did and I absolutely love it. Rock on girl!

  14. Tracey says:

    Wow, all kinds of good things going on over here this week! Your bread pudding is stunning in its loaf shape and I love that you fried the slices after baking. I think that might be just the solution to my soggy bread pudding issues!

  15. margot says:

    The bread pudding looks especially good in loaf form. It was amazing on its own, I bet it was delicious fried, what a fun idea!

  16. Julie says:

    Wow, that's a whole lotta apple! Looks amazing.

  17. TeaLady says:

    Great idea to fry it like that!!! I'll have to try it that way next time.

  18. Krissyp says:

    Oh my I’m bookmarking this one. Grabbing some apple butter today! Absolutely beautiful.

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