Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a great way to use up leftover bread. I like this made with challah but you could also make it with French or Italian bread. Use whatever dried fruit you have on hand - my personal favourite is apricots, but it is also good with cranberries or cherries. Please note that the standing time is included in the cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a lightly greased 2 cup baking dish, toss together the bread cubes, apple and dried fruit.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar and vanilla.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the milk with the butter just until steaming; gradually whisk into the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream.
  4. Pour over the bread mixture.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes; press gently to moisten the bread evenly.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or just until puffed and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  8. Broil for about 2 minutes or until golden and crusty.
Most Helpful

Great! For me, it's Bread Pudding for One. The only thing I might be inclined to do differently is to put some cinnamon in the pudding itself (and sprinkle a bit more on the top). Thank you so much. It is a keeper. Second comment - I have made your wonderful recipe several times now, but last night I tried it with apples and raisins. It was wonderful! Actually, did a double batch, and it's almost gone. Thanks again.

Gwen35 December 19, 2006