Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

The perfect fall or winter bread pudding made with brioche, apples, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg! It's so delicious and can be made ahead of time! 


  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar, divided
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf brioche or sourdough bread, cubed
  • 2 ½ tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 medium firm apples, diced
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup Quaker granola
  • Maple syrup, for serving


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together eggs and ¼ cup brown sugar. Whisk in milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Place cubed bread in a greased 9x13 glass or ceramic baking dish. Pour milk mixture over the bread and stir to combine. Allow to sit 15-20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add apples, cranberries, remaining ¼ cup brown sugar and orange juice; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook 4-5 minutes, until fruit just starts to soften. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Pour apple/cranberry mixture over the bread mixture and stir to combine. Bake 40 minutes.
  5. In a small glass mixing bowl, melt remaining ½ tablespoon butter. Stir in granola to combine. Top bread mixture with granola mixture. Bake an additional 10-20 minutes, until top is puffed and light golden brown. Allow to slightly cool and serve with maple syrup.


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