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Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding

With juicy apples, plump raisins and a touch of rum, this Instant Pot bread pudding recipe is an easy, rich and delicious way to enjoy leftover bread.

A ladleful of vanilla rum sauce being poured onto a light green ceramic plate heaping with baked Instant Pot bread pudding with apples and raisins.

Growing up, leftovers were a staple in our household. Our mom was always finding creative ways to make meals last the week. And with the high cost of groceries, saving bread was no exception. We recently shared our recipe for making homemade bread crumbs using stale bread.

This pudding recipe is another great way to use bread that is no longer fresh and the Instant Pot makes it that much simpler and quicker to prepare. Did you know you can also make jam with your Instant Pot? And if you like pudding recipes, check out this easy and delicious Instant Pot rice pudding recipe.

Our easy recipe includes a rum sauce topping. You can consider switching it up with a bit of bourbon or leave it out altogether.

Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Rum Sauce

This recipe makes enough to serve 6-8 people.

Ingredients for Apple Bread Pudding

• 7 cups stale cubed bread (any type) – if not stale, lightly toasted
• 3 large eggs
• 2½ cups milk or cream
• 2 cups brown sugar
• 2 tsp maple syrup
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• ½ tsp nutmeg
• 2 medium apples peeled and chopped
• ½ cup raisins

Ingredients needed to make the Instant Pot bread pudding recipe displayed in clear glass containers on a rustic wood surface.

Ingredients for Vanilla Rum Sauce

• 4 oz butter
• ¼ cup brown sugar
• ⅓ cup heavy cream
• 1 tsp rum extract (can substitute with ¼ cup real rum if you like)
• ½ tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients needed to make the vanilla rum sauce including clear round glass bowls with cream and brown sugar, a stick of butter and small white square dishes with vanilla and rum extracts. The ingredients are all on a rustic wood surface.

Instructions for Making Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding

Whisk together, eggs, milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, combine apples, raisins and bread.

Close up image of a clear glass bowl filled with chopped up bread, appleas and raisins.

Pour liquid mixture over bread mixture. Allow to sit for a few minutes to absorb, then stir.

Overhead image of the clear bowl filled with both the dry and wet ingredients. A wooden stirring spoon rests on the edge.

Pour mixture into prepared pan, then cover pan with foil, sealing edges.

Add 1½ cups of water to bottom of the Instant Pot. Place pan on trivet and lower into Instant Pot.

Seal Instant Pot and set to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.

After time is up, allow Instant Pot to sit for 10 minutes, then release pressure and remove bread pudding from the Instant Pot. Remove foil and allow to cool.

Close up image of the baked apple bread pudding in a round grey baking pan after it came out of the Instant Pot.

Loosen around edges with a butter knife, then turn upside down over a serving plate. It should pop right out.

Overhead view of the baked Instant Pot bread pudding recipe on a round wooden plate.

Instructions for Making Vanilla Rum Sauce

Heat all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens slightly. Do not allow to boil.

Remove from heat and allow to cool. Spoon over Bread Pudding.

How delicious is that? If you’re feeling extra fancy, add a small amount of whipped cream or iced cream to your bread pudding dessert!

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Close up image of a spoon heaping with baked Instant Pot apple bread pudding.

Instant Pot Apple Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Jane and Sonja
With juicy apples, raisins and a touch of rum, this Instant Pot bread pudding recipe is a rich and delicious way to enjoy leftover bread.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 862 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

Apple Bread Pudding

  • 7 cups stale bread cubes
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk or cream
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 apples peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Vanilla Rum Sauce

  • 4 oz butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp rum extract or substitute with 1/4 cup real rum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Apple Bread Pudding

  • Whisk together, eggs, milk, brown sugar, maple extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl, combine apples, bread and raisins.
  • Combine liquid mixture over bread mixture and allow it to absorb for a few minutes, then stir.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan, then cover pan with aluminum foil, sealing edges.
  • Add water to bottom of Instant Pot.
  • Place pan on trivet and lower into Instant Pot.
  • Seal Instant Pot and set to manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • After time is up, allow Instant Pot to sit for 10 minutes, then release pressure and remove bread pudding from the Instant Pot. Remove foil and allow to cool.
  • Loosen around edges with a butter knife, then turn upside down over a serving plate.

Vanilla Rum Sauce

  • Heat all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens slightly. Do not allow to boil.
  • Pour over cooked bread pudding to enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 862kcalCarbohydrates: 108gProtein: 9gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 433mgPotassium: 390mgFiber: 4gSugar: 75gVitamin A: 1707IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bread, diy, instant pot, pudding, recipe
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Allyssa

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Thanks a lot for this perfect recipe! Will surely try this!

Treasures By Brenda

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi, This looks like a great recipe and I am about to try it because I purchased a lot of apples at the grocery store yesterday.

As feedback about the post itself I thought it might be helpful to know that while I was trying to read it, I had two or three ads and a video pop up. Good for advertisers but not so good for readers.

Carol Hardman

Friday 21st of August 2020

How would I convert this to a slow cooker?

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