Recipes and Cooking Apple-Blueberry Bread Pudding Be the first to rate & review! Using vanilla bean paste in this delicious apple dessert will give you those pretty vanilla bean speckles without the work of scraping the whole bean. If the paste isn't available, you can use an equal amount of vanilla extract in its place. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 20, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Dera Burreson Hands On Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 1 hr Cool Time: 15 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 35 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 ounce 1/2-inch thick slices brioche bread ½ 8 ounce containter mascarpone cheese ¼ cup almond butter ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp.packed brown sugar 2 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 1 cup blueberries 1 ¾ cup milk 4 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste 1 teaspoon apple pie spice Powdered sugar Directions Grease a 2-qt. rectangular baking dish. Arrange 1/2 of the bread slices in prepared dish, overlapping as necessary. In a small bowl stir together the cheese, almond butter, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Spoon over bread slices. In a medium bowl toss together apples, blueberries, and 2 Tbsp. brown sugar. Spoon over layers in dish. Top with remaining bread slices. In a large bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, 1/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, and spice. Slowly pour over layers in dish, pressing down as you pour. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours. Preheat oven to 375°F. Unocover and bake about 60 minutes or until set (at least 180°F), covering with foil the last 15 minutes of baking if necessary to prevent overbrowning. Remove and cool 15 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 348 Calories 19g Fat 38g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 348 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 141mg 47% Sodium 208mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 23g Protein 9g Vitamin C 1.5mg 8% Calcium 112mg 9% Iron 0.8mg 4% Potassium 204mg 4% Folate, total 17mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.