Almond Apple Bread Pudding

Almond apple bread pudding topped with thin sliced almonds is the perfect weekend brunch recipe if you’re craving something sweet and filling.

Apple bread pudding with almonds offers a slightly crisp topping, warm moist center, with the best bites of sour apples coated in the right amount of ground cinnamon topped with the sweet aroma of almonds for a tantalizing eating experience.

From sweet and savory to rich and indulgent, bread recipes are a go to when it’s time to wow friends and family. Our strawberry rhubarb bread recipe and cranberry orange bread are great if you’re looking for a fruity bread recipe!

almond apple bread pudding in a 9x9 pan

Thinking of what to bring for brunch can be tough, especially if you’re short on time and ingredients.

The beauty of bread pudding recipes is that you can often prepare it the night before, and throw it into the oven while getting ready for a quick and easy breakfast recipe.

Almond Apple Bread Pudding Ingredients

Ingredients for bread pudding generally consists of bread, dairy, eggs and a sweetener.

For our apple bread pudding with almonds, these are the ingredients needed:

  •  half & half cream
  •  white sugar
  • large eggs
  • almond extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • loaf of stale bread (diced)
  • 2 apples 
  • sliced almonds

Bread pudding substitutions:

  • Whole milk or evaporated milk.
  • Sugar substitute, if you’re watching your sugar levels, (or even brown sugar if you want a hint of molasses that tastes almost like toffee or caramel).
  • Vanilla extract, if it’s readily available.
  • Toast fresh bread, if yours is not stale.
  • Any variety of apples.
  • Crushed almonds, slivered almonds, or even almond paste works for this recipe. I do warn, crushed almonds may not be a hit with everyone due to the crunch that may be more prominent with thicker chunks.
ingredients for almond apple bread pudding

How To Make Easy Apple Bread Pudding

To make apple bread pudding you will need two mixing bowls. One medium to mix the dairy, eggs, and seasonings. And a large bowl to fold the mixture over the bread cubes.

You will also need a casserole pan that is 9×9″ or 9×11” (every loaf of bread and the size of apples may vary) and sprayed generously with baking spray or rubbed with butter.

For the apples, peeling the apples for bread pudding is optional and up to you. Cut them into small pieces (like a quarter inch) for tender apple chunks!

Here’s a step by step process on how to make apple bread pudding with almonds:

  • In a medium bowl lightly beat the eggs.
  • To the same bowl, add in the cream, sugar, almond extract and cinnamon, mix well.
  • Put the bread cubes, diced apple and ½ cup of almonds in a large bowl.
  • Pour the cream mixture over the bread cubes and stir gently.
  • Let sit to soak for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 9×9 inch baking dish. Pour the pudding mixture into the dish.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining almond slices.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
  • (If you’re planning on making overnight bread pudding, let this sit in the fridge overnight and place the bread pudding in the oven in the morning to bake. Be sure to let the casserole pan come to room temperature before baking, to keep the casserole dish from breaking.)
plate of almond apple bread pudding

Recipe Variations:

Another perk of bread pudding is that you can interchange ingredients! Use Italian or French bread (or even sliced whole wheat if that’s in your cabinet). Craving berries? Switch out the apples for blueberries and strawberries, if desired.

The possibilities are endless, and here are different bread pudding recipes:

Can I add a topping to my apple bread pudding?

The topping for this apple bread pudding recipe is thin sliced almonds that adds a healthy and light crunch.

For this recipe, you can add a drizzle of simple powdered sugar glaze or a decadent caramel sauce you use for topping ice cream if you want an extra rich bread pudding!

almond apple bread pudding in a casserole dish
almond apple bread pudding in a casserole dish

Almond Apple Bread Pudding

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Almond Apple bread pudding topped with thin sliced almonds is the perfect weekend brunch recipe if you're craving something sweet and filling.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Soaking Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups half & half cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 pound loaf of stale bread (diced)
  • 2 apples (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl lightly beat the eggs.
  • Add the cream, sugar, almond extract and cinnamon, mix well.
  • Put the bread cubes, diced apple and ½ cup of almonds in a large bowl.
  • Pour the cream mixture over the bread cubes and stir gently.
  • Let sit to soak for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 9×9 inch baking dish. Pour the pudding mixture into the dish.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining almond slices.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
  • This pudding is wonderful on its own but can also be served topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or drizzled with maple syrup.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe being cut into 8 pieces, with 1 serving being ⅛ of the casserole. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 734kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1505IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 734
Keyword brunch recipe

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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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