Apple Raisin Bread Pudding Recipe

Let’s say you have bread in your kitchen that is a bit dry and a few apples in your fruit basket that are no longer the greatest for biting into; Here is what you can do and create a great tasting dessert for your family!

Apple Raisin Bread Pudding:


  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter (4 melted, 2 cold, plus a bit more, softened for baking dish
  • 5 cups of milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-12/ cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons of grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • About 1 lb. of bread, day old buns of baguette, torn into small pieces
  • 2-3 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together milk,. eggs, sugar, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon and add bread
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and weigh down with another bowl
  5. Let stand until bread is soaked through – about 20 minutes
  6. Fold in apples, raisins and 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  7. Pour into prepared baking dish
  8. Dot top of the bread pudding with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cold butter
  9. Bake until pudding is set and lightly brown on top – about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. Serve warm and it is great when you add vanilla ice cream or fresh whipping cream

Hope you will enjoy this recipe – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"