Apple-Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 20 Min.
Total Time:2 Hr. 15 Min.
Servings: 2

This warm and comforting apple bread pudding is filled with cinnamon rolls, apples, dried cranberries and pecans for an easy dessert.

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  • 1 can (7.3 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls (5 rolls)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped apple (1 large)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Bake cinnamon rolls as directed on can. Spread 1 teaspoon of the icing onto each of 2 cinnamon rolls, and enjoy for breakfast. Use remaining 3 cinnamon rolls and icing to prepare bread pudding as directed below; refrigerate remaining icing until ready to use.
  2. Spray 2 (8-oz) ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray.
  3. In 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the cinnamon; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are crisp-tender.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-cup glass measuring cup, beat egg, half-and-half, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and the vanilla until well blended. Cut 3 cooled cinnamon rolls into 6 pieces each.
  5. In medium bowl, mix cinnamon roll pieces, apples, cranberries and pecans until well mixed. Stir in egg mixture until well coated. Divide mixture between ramekins; press cinnamon rolls down into egg mixture. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  6. Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover ramekins; bake 28 to 33 minutes or until deep golden brown and set in center. Spoon about 1½ teaspoons remaining icing over each warm bread pudding. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Tips

  • For a more decadent dessert, top each serving with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.