Image of Praline Topped Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

Praline Topped Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

A traditional favorite with some new twists. Prepare this delicious dessert the night before and bake just before serving.

Prep Time
30 minutes
Total Time
< 2 hours
Calories Per Serving
520

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples (about 2 large apples)
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 16 cups Brioche or dense white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 24 slices), toasted
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  1. For Bread Pudding, combine apples, dried cranberries, 2 tbsp. of the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine eggs, remaining ½ cup granulated sugar and 1 cup of the brown sugar in a separate medium bowl. Beat at high speed with a hand mixer 3 minutes; reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in half and half, vanilla, orange peel and salt.
  3. Place bread cubes in large bowl. Stir apple mixture into bread cubes, blending well. Pour beaten egg mixture over bread mixture; mix well.
  4. Pour bread mixture into greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Combine butter, remaining 1 cup brown sugar and pecans in a small bowl.
  7. Remove bread pudding from refrigerator; uncover. Sprinkle nut mixture over top of bread pudding.
  8. Bake pudding 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes before serving. Serve with Butter Rum Sauce, if desired.
TwitterFacebookPinterest

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples (about 2 large apples)
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 16 cups Brioche or dense white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 24 slices), toasted
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Nutritional Facts

People Served
18
Carbs Per Serving
74g
Cholesterol Per Serving
134mg
Dietary Fiber Per Serving
4g
Protein Per Serving
10g
Saturated Fat Per Serving
9g
Sodium Per Serving
361mg
Sugar Per Serving
48g
Total Fat Per Serving
21g
Trans Fat Per Serving
0g