Cinnamon Apple Pear Bread Pudding

5 from 10 votes

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Cinnamon Apple Pear Bread Pudding is a super-easy and equally delicious dessert recipe that anyone can make.

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We have a pretty big and active family, making it especially important for us to rely on efficiency and low cost when using our resources. This is particularly true in the kitchen. Since starting Platter Talk, nearly three years ago, our boys have taken a keen interest in this family venture and have been featured in a number of posts while making their own recipes. This Cinnamon Apple Pear Bread Pudding Recipe is the perfect dessert to make with kids because it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it uses common stables that you likely have on hand.
We made bread pudding in the slow cooker, a while back. Today’s version of Cinnamon Apple Pear Bread Pudding Recipe offers more of a custard component, not a great deal, unlike French toast. The cinnamon gives it a unique warmness, and the fresh apples and pears balance it out nicely. This dessert was a hit at our house and I think it will be at yours as well, especially during the cold months of winter.  Hope you enjoy! -Dan


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Cinnamon Apple Pear Bread Pudding Recipe

5 from 10 votes
A Platter Talk Exclusive
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 slices soft whole-wheat bread, each cut in half
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
  • 1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Heat oven to 375º F.
  • Butter a 9-inch square pan.
  • In a saucepan, heat the milk, sugar, butter, and salt until small bubbles form. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, then add the warm milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly.
  • Layer the square pan with the bread. Top with the apple and pears. Pour the milk-egg mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  • Bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 212kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 201mg, Potassium: 230mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 288IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! I love the idea of the taste and texture combination of the pears and apples. Sounds delicious.

  2. Wow Delicious recipe! Awesome that you used pears and apples here! Fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. This is my kind of dessert!! I love the combination of the lovely fruits and this makes a great alternative to an apple or pear pie 🙂