Bread Pudding With Apples, Pecans and Raisins

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

Got this recipe from the Panera Bread web site. I love bread pudding and always looking for great recipes. I haven't made it yet but wanted to store it here.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until well coated.
  4. Add the sugar, pecans, orange zest and juice, cider, and vanilla extract.
  5. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes until a sauce begins to form.
  6. In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, layer the bread mixture with the apples and dot the top with the jam or jelly.
  7. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly.
Most Helpful

This certainly wasn't the kind of bread pudding I'm used to, but that didn't detract from it's great taste! I did substitute 3/4 of a 1-pound loaf of nutty, whole grain bread for the cinnamon swirl kind, then added 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon & a cup of dark raisins to help make up for the intended bread's flavor! Also used a blackberry jam! Absolutely wonderful combo of flavors! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed during this Spring's Pick A Chef event]

Sydney Mike April 08, 2011

Boy this is a tasty dessert! To me not really a bread pudding, since there's no egg or milk in it, but delicious just the same. The orange juice gave this a fresh flavor that worked well with the other ingredients. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2011

loof March 16, 2011