Party Panache, Bourbon Laced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

This will warm you up on a chilly fall night!

Assuming we ever have a chilly fall night…

Hot weather takes my appetite away but I have 3 always hungry boys in my household, so I love to make them treats

This dish is not going to win a beauty contest, but it sure tastes good!

Bread puddings are so easy to make, bread, eggs, milk and something to give it flavor like apples and caramel!

Cube the bread, I used Challah bread, but brioche or croissants would be good in this recipe too

Put the apple pie filling in a bowl and cut the apples into smaller pieces

Mix up the custard {milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla} then add apples

Now mix in the bread cubes

Let mixture sit for 10 minutes so bread can absorb liquid

Now you’re ready to layer in the caramel sauce

I used Bourbon Pecan Caramel Sauce from Stonewall Kitchen*, but I also recommend Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Sauce…any thick caramel sauce will work, and you can add your own splash of bourbon or sea salt to plain ones if desired

*Stonewall Kitchen products are available in many upscale grocery stores and online here

Place 1/2 of the bread pudding mixture in a well greased 8″ x 8″ baking dish, top with 1/2 of the caramel sauce and repeat

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes

It smells amazing!

This recipe is adapted from one I found on What’s Cooking Love

Bourbon Laced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 6-7 cups cubed Challah bread brioche, or croissants, about 10-12 ounces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can 21 oz, apple pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Bourbon Pecan Caramel Sauce {Stonewall Kitchen} or any thick caramel sauce*


  • Cube bread. Place apple pie filling in a bowl and cut apple pieces to a smaller size. In another bowl whisk eggs with milk, sugar, and vanilla. Add apple pie filling then mix in bread cubes. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Spray or grease a 8β€³ x 8β€³ baking dish. Place half of apple mixture in dish and top with half of caramel sauce. Repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until set in the middle.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with additional caramel sauce, ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.


*add a splash of bourbon and/or sea salt to plain caramel sauce for extra flavor
Keyword boozy dessert, bourbon bread pudding, bread pudding, brunch, caramel apple bread pudding


Psst...there’s more fall sales events going on this week in my Society 6 Shop and guess what??

Today thru Tuesday, 20% off everything but furniture, 30% off phones cases and 40% off art prints

Exciting new products, furniture!!

Side tables, round or square, with choice of leg color

And stools, bar height and counter height

Be sure to stop by the shop Wednesday, Sept 26,  furniture is 25% off!

Shop here!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch, Cooking & Crafting with J&J

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

21 Responses to “Party Panache, Bourbon Laced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Another pinned recipe!

  2. Sounds wonderful! I’m gaining weight just reading about this.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Lucky guys in your home to enjoy your wonderful cooking! I’ve pinned this recipe, one of Jim’s favorites is bread pudding……….

  4. Kari says:

    Jenna I LOVE bread pudding and with the addition of the apples…it can only be a yummy yummy recipe. I will pin this one too. πŸ™‚

  5. Jenna, I love bread pudding and the apple/caramel version is perfect for fall. Looks like a rainy week, but we need it at our house. Happy Monday!πŸπŸ‚πŸ

  6. Mary says:

    Sound delish Jenna! We love bread pudding and all those fall flavors. Now if Mother Nature will cooperate and bring us some cool fall weather… Love the addition of the bar stools to Society6, how cute are those for ‘Bama fans πŸ™‚

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, this looks so comforting and yummy!! 🍏🍎🍏 Its leftovers would be awesome breakfast! ☺️

  8. swood97 says:

    I bet this makes the house smell scrumptious! Looks delicious. So glad you share with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week. It’s hot here in mid Ga. too. I’m so ready for Fall weather!

  9. Sandra Garth says:

    You had me at bourbon! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

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