Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Dried apricots and a hint of cardamom make this old favorite into something special.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat together eggs, milk, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine bread pieces, apricots, and currants.
  3. Place in a greased 2 quart rectangular baking dish.
  4. Pour milk mixture over bread mixture and press bread with the back of a spoon to soak up milk.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together 2 Tbsps.
  6. sugar, and cardamom.
  7. Sprinkle over top of pudding.
  8. Dot with butter or margarine.
  9. Bake at 325ºF for 55 to 60 minutes, or until it tests clean.
  10. Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.
Most Helpful

I made this tonight for a nice treat after rushing around for Home Coming activities. I took it out of the oven just before we left the house and when we returned, I warmed up my homemade maple syrup, which I served over it. The apricots made a nice change from traditional bread puddings in both appearance and taste. I didn't have any currants and the substitution recommended was raisins, which I did have so I used them. Delicious...thanks for sharing Miss Annie!!!

Cindy Lynn October 10, 2002

Fantastic, fast and easy. I used a combo of whole wheat bread and some leftover sourdough we had, and doubled the amount of the apicots and used raisins as I couldn't find currants. Cooked in two loaf pans, froze one, I hope that is ok....Really nice, will make again, maybe trying other fruit combos!

Kasha February 08, 2004

Followed directions, easy to make. The only change I would make is to stir the cinnamon into the dish instead of putting on top. I was in the mood for just plain apricot bread pudding so I did not add currents or raisins. It was very delicious, and we ate it hot out of the oven. It should taste even better today! Thanks for sharing.

CRYSTALINA Haldeman January 19, 2004