This Hawaiian Apple Bread Pudding is over the top scrumptious! Made with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread, apples, and an applesauce custard, this bread pudding is the perfect breakfast or dessert for your weekend.
I’ve had a serious hankering for bread pudding made with King’s Hawaiian bread for what seems like years now.
We make bread puddings every so often, but I’ve been craving it with King’s because there’s just no way it could not be awesome. You just know it has to be fantastic.
Be still my tummy. The sight of King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread will always propel me back to my childhood.
Every time I went to the store with my mom, if we passed a display of those sweet round loaves, I’d beg for one. And Mom always obliged. The minute we got home, my brother and I (mostly I) would tear into that pillowy soft, slightly sweet, heavenly bread.
It was usually all gone within hours. Minutes, maybe.
It was especially fun to smash and smoosh a piece of fluffy sweet bread into as tight of a little bread-wad as was possible. Then pop that poor wad into our mouths. It tasted better that way. Say I’m not the only one…
So recently when I got the craving for bread pudding, I decided it was time to tear into my favorite sweet bread.
Literally. Tear (or cut, if you’re feeling civilized) an entire round loaf of King’s Hawaiian bread into pieces. Try not to eat. Your patience will be rewarded.
Let it soak up a luscious custard made with milk, cinnamon, eggs, and applesauce. Toss in raisins and diced apples for texture and flavor.
The results are so, so worthwhile.
This Hawaiian Apple Bread Pudding is meant to be baked immediately after assembly. Luckily for us, it’s super easy to assemble.
Serve it up with maple syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar, or ice cream… depends on whether you’re doing breakfast or dessert with it. Or snack.
I could eat it for dinner.
Source: Chew Out Loud
Here are more favorite recipes that double as both dessert and breakfast:
1. Nutella Bread Pudding — This stuff is seriously great. Nutella + croissants + custard = a bit of paradise.
2. Apple Texas French Toast Bake — Thick, dense Texas toast bread soaks up the apple-y custard beautifully.
3. Apple Caramel Cinnamon Cake — This apple cake is superbly tender, moist, and scrumptious! Infused with cinnamon spice and drizzled with caramel, it’s a sure hit every time.