Apple Pecan Bread Pudding Recipe

Today I’m sharing an apple pecan bread pudding recipe that is deliciously light. I always look forward to all the different ways of baking apples this time year. How about you? My simple apple crisp recipe post from last year is still getting lots of attention, so I hope you will like this apple recipe just as much.

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding served with vanilla ice cream.

 

This recipe is a little different from a traditional bread pudding because it doesn’t have eggs, milk or cream. That’s why I don’t feel too guilty about serving it with a scoop of ice cream on the side.

If you love apples and cinnamon toast with butter and sugar, then this recipe may become one of your favorites.

 

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding and ice cream.

 

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding Recipe

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples pleeled and cut into 1/2″ slices
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups Bread cubes about 1 inch square
  • 1 cup apple cider
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl toss about half of the sliced apples with about a third of the brown sugar mixture. Repeat with the remainder of the apples along with the pecan pieces.
  4. In a separate bowl toss bread cubes with melted butter, then add the remaining brown sugar mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Combine bread cubes and apples. Spoon into a lightly greased 11″x7″ baking dish. Pour apple cider over the top of apple and bread mixture.
  6. Bake for about 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  7. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Suggestions

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding can also be baked in a 10″ iron skillet or Dutch oven, if you don’t have a 11″x7″ baking dish.

After slicing apples I like to drizzle a little fresh squeezed lemon juice on top to prevent the apples from turning brown. Totally optional.

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream on the side or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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Apple Pecan Bread Pudding served in a white bowl.

 

Don’t tell anyone, but I love eating Apple Pecan Bread Pudding for breakfast too. It’s so delicious with a few tablespoons of warm milk on top. Such a treat!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will give this lighter version of apple pecan bread pudding a try.

Cheers!

 

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APPLE PECAN BREAD PUDDING RECIPE
Apple Pecan Bread Pudding is a crowd pleaser with a sweet buttery cinnamon toast flavor, balanced with fresh tart apples and pecans.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples pleeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces optional
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups Bread cubes about 1 inch square
  • 1 cup apple cider
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples pleeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces optional
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups Bread cubes about 1 inch square
  • 1 cup apple cider
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl toss about half the sliced apples with about a third of the brown sugar mixture. Repeat with the remainder of the apples along with the pecan pieces.
  4. In a separate bowl toss bread cubes with melted butter, then add the remaining brown sugar mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Combine bread cubes and apples. Spoon into a lightly greased 11"x7" baking dish. Pour apple cider over the top of apple and bread mixture.
  6. Bake for about 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  7. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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