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This Caramel Bread Pudding Makes Flavorful Breakfast or Dessert

Caramel bread pudding with on a white plate
Screenshot from "Un-Wine'd" season three episode seven.

This Caramel Bread Pudding is a delicious combination of custard and bread that can be used in so many ways. The recipe pairs well with CrossKeys Vineyards’ Ali d’Oro, a dessert wine, and appears in this full episode of “ Un-Wine’d,” which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 c. brown sugar, divided
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 ½ t. cinnamon, divided
  • ½ tart apple, sliced
  • ½ c. dried cranberries
  • 5 eggs
  • 2-quart baking dish
  • Large mixing bowl

  • 1 ½ c. milk
  • ¼ c. Ali D’ Oro or alternate dessert wine
  • ½ t. vanilla
  • 6 large croissants, cut into cubes
  • Small frying pan or saucepan
  • Nonstick spray


Step 1: In a small frypan or saucepan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar and ¾ t. cinnamon. Heat until butter and sugar have melted.

Step 2: Grease a 2 quart baking dish with a non stick spray. Step 3: Pour the brown sugar mixture into the pan and spread evenly across the bottom of the pan.

Step 4: Then arrange the apple slices and cranberries in the bottom of pan as desired.

Step 5: In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, milk, wine and vanilla. Fold in the croissant cubes.

Step 6: Toss to evenly coat and pour into the pan over the brown sugar and butter mixture.

Step 7: For the best results, refrigerate overnight. Then heat the oven to 350 F. and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Remove from the oven and turn onto a platter or serve from the baking dish.

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