Cozy, warm, delicious bread pudding piled high with a homemade apple pie filling and buttery streusel on top.

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Now THIS is the ultimate bread pudding! Made with sweet melt-in-your-mouth King’s Hawaiian bread, brown sugar, FOUR eggs for a custard-like texture, homemade cinnamon-spiced apple pie filling, and a buttery cinnamon streusel to top it all off.

It makes a large 9×13 dish FULL of apple pie and ooey-gooey bread goodness.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Remember how we talked about the magic that happens when you bake King’s Hawaiian bread? All that real butter goodness inside makes them become ridiculously soft and pillow-like. These Sticky Buns made with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are unreal. They literally melt in your mouth.

Same thing with this bread pudding. The layer of egg-y, custard-y bread at the bottom is so sweet and soft, it really feels like it just melts in your mouth.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

You’ll start by cubing the bread. I used the big loaf of King’s Hawaiian bread, but you could also cut up King’s Hawaiian rolls or buns if you have those on hand. Make the custard and pour it over the bread, and just let the bread soak it all up while you move on to making the pie filling and streusel topping.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

The pie filling is SO easy (no stovetop required)! It’s simply sliced apples coated in a sugar/flour/spices mixture.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Next, you’ll spread the bread pudding in the prepared baking dish, and then layer the apples on top of the egg-y bread.

Now the streusel topping! Do you love streusel as much as I do? What’s not to love?? Brown sugar, cinnamon, and lotsa butter. It really takes this bread pudding to the next level. Cut the COLD butter into the other ingredients until it’s nice and crumbly and sprinkle over the apples.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Bake it all up until it’s golden delicious and a little bubbly on the sides. You can top this with whipped cream, ice cream, or even some caramel sundae sauce. No matter how you eat this, it’s going to make you feel all warm and cozy from head to toes!


Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Cozy, warm, delicious bread pudding piled high with a homemade apple pie filling and buttery streusel on top.


For the bread pudding layer:

6 cups King's Hawaiian bread

2 cups milk

4 eggs

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

For the apple pie layer:

8 medium Granny Smith apples

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. ground nutmeg

3 Tbsp. flour

For the streusel layer:

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 Tablespoons butter, cold and cubed


Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.

Whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla in a large bowl. Add the King's Hawaiian bread and stir with a spatula to make sure all of the bread gets wet. Allow to sit and soak while preparing the rest of the recipe.

Prepare the apple pie filling: peel and slice the apples and place in a large bowl. Whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Toss the apples with the sugar coating.

Prepare the streusel: whisk together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter or forks to cut the butter into the dry ingredients.

Assembly: spread the bread mixture in the baking dish. Layer the apples on top of the bread layer. Sprinkle the streusel over the apples.

Bake for 50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving with whipped cream or ice cream.

Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.