Applesauce Bread Pudding

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One of the first things I learned to make was bread pudding.  My mother had a Betty Crocker Cookbook and I would look through it at a early at an early age for things I could make.  Bread pudding was one of them.  I still like making and eating it.  I adapted a recipe from Mott’s Applesauce for this bread pudding.  The original recipe had a oatmeal crumble topping to it.  I have since lost the original and only have my version of it.   I end up with bread that goes stale before I can use it up.  This is a problem for people who depend on a food bank for some of their groceries.  What do you do with day old bread that has a short shelf life.  Bread pudding is one of the ways to use it up.  I have shared this recipe with many of my neighbors.

This is quick and easy using specialty bread like raisin or cinnamon bread.  But you can make it with regular bread by adding raisins and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the mixture.  It makes a wonderful warm evening treat when the weather is cold.

Apple Sauce Bread Pudding.

  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 slices of raisin bread or cinnamon bread.

Cut bread into square pieces and place in a 8 inch by 8 inch baking dish.

Pre heat oven 350 degrees.

Whisk applesauce, eggs, brown sugar and milk together in a mixing bowl. Pour over bread and stir bread to make sure all the pieces are evenly coated. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown on top.

Serve warm  with a choice of caramel sauce, milk or whipped cream.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. sharrielynn says:

    This looks amazing! I love bread pudding.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is good tasting. You can reduce the sugar or use a sugar substitute because the applesauce sweetens it.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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  2. Thank you for sharing , I haven’t made bread pudding in years…now its in my head 🙂 and yours looks fabulous !
    Izz

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is one of those warm snacks for a cold day. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. ChgoJohn says:

    I love bread pudding and I am sooo going to make this! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      John you will like this because of the apple flavor. Thanks stopping in.

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  4. I love the smell of apples baking in the oven, if it is pie; baked apples or something else. This sounds like something my grandmother would have made. She was raising children during the depression, and nothing went to waste. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the people working at the food bank shared this recipe with the recipients of that “day old” bread. Grandma used to make something called “milk toast” too with the old bread. My sister loved it, and I couldn’t stand it. Texture thing I think, but I remember it was hot and filling on cold mornings. 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Some food banks do give recipes and suggestions out with the package. Many who do have to use the food bank are very creative with their cooking. Those that are on SS are long term users and they share tips. Our local banks have people take a number as they arrive and then they wait their turn. This is were they get to know each other and share how they make do. I am seeing more blogs now that are covering how to manage at this level. Almost half of our children are growing up this way. Helping out was a real eye opener for me.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  5. I’ll make this later today. We love bread puddings and I like to make simple basic desserts. I have all the ingredients on hand.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Cut you bread up and put in a baking dish a head of time. Then you will be able to quickly put it together for dessert after supper. That is how I make it. Thanks for stopping in.

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  6. cac19az says:

    I am definitely going to have to try this one!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is very good with all the apple favor. I hope you enjoy it.

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  7. Kev says:

    That sounds sooo nice and it looks like bread & butter pudding. 😀

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