Tuesday Treats: Slow-Cooker Apple Bread Pudding

Winter has come early in my part of the world and bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. This one, done in a slow-cooker, is bound to fill the house with yummy smells to help warm you up on a cold day. Plus, easy! And maybe something new and different for a fall holiday treat. 😊

Total Time: 4 Hr. 20 Min.
Prep Time: 20 Min.
Cook: 4 Hr.
24 Servings (1/2 cup bread pudding and 2 Tbsp. sauce each)

Start unwrapping the caramels for this scrumptious Slow-Cooker Apple Bread Pudding with Warm Butterscotch Sauce. It’s ready to cook in just 20 minutes!

What You Need
22 KRAFT Caramels
1-1/4 qt. (5 cups) milk, divided
1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
2 cups light cream
8 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
12 cups cubed challah bread (egg bread), 1/2 inch pieces
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Butterscotch Flavor Instant Pudding

Let’s Make It
1 – Microwave caramels and 1 cup milk in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after 1 min. Add apple pie filling, cream, eggs, cinnamon and 1 cup of the remaining milk; mix well. Stir in bread.

2 – Pour into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 4 to 5 hours.

3 – Beat pudding mix and remaining milk in microwaveable bowl with whisk 2 min. just before serving the pudding. Microwave 2 min., stirring after each minute. Spoon over individual servings of warm pudding.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Note: To prevent the bread pudding from burning, do not cook the pudding on the HIGH setting of the slow cooker.

Tip 2 – Special Extra: Garnish with thin green and red apple slices just before serving.

Tip 3 – Special Extra: As an option when serving adults, stir 1/4 cup rum or apple brandy into the hot butterscotch sauce before spooning over individual servings of the bread pudding. Please use alcohol responsibly.

Tip 4 – Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding: Prepare using raisin bread.

My Tip: I’m thinking you could use cinnamon bread for even more cinnamony goodness.

Y’all know the drill. CLICK ON OVER to My Food and Family for all the nutritional details. Bread pudding is a New Orleans staple and Isabelle “Izzy” Fontaine is a Cajun who grew up with a Cajun grandmother who taught her to cook. She saw this recipe and knew it would be a hit. Plus, easy! So she fixed it for Rudy Tornjak, her once-rogue Wolf. He hoovered through the whole batch. Then she shared it with the other mates, who also discovered it was a hit with the Wolves and the kids. Rudy is first introduced in BLOOD MOON, the subject of the 69th’s rescue mission, and he gets his own story and HEA in ROGUE MOON. You can click on the titles, or ROGUE MOON‘s cover, for buy links to each book. Personally, I’d grab MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS to get the whole beginning of the series. It’s like 3 books in one. Anyway, if you give this try, come back and let me know. I’ll do the same because I haven’t tried this yet. It’s on my grocery list though! Are you a fan of butterscotch and apples? Or are you like me and bread pudding is it’s own food group–sort of like bacon and coffee. OMG! Breakfast! Slow-cooker Apple Bread Pudding, bacon, and coffee. I’m in heaven. *swoon*


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Slow-Cooker Apple Bread Pudding

  1. Great minds! I do love me some bread pudding. And I love to put apples in when I can. Today, though, more apple cake or maybe apple cran bread. Something. It feels like a baking day.

    And now I’m hungry. =op

    • Silver James says:

      Me too. And it’s frigid cold and I’d have to get real clothes on and get out in it to get the stuff. Not to mention that LG won’t be around until late and…and… Oh. Laundry. That’s my domestic chore for the day. 😋

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