Apple Streusel Bread Pudding with Hot Rum Sauce

The Blue Belle Inn Bed and Breakfast

513 W. 4th Street , Saint Ansgar, IA 50472 USA


  • 7 large croissants
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Slice croissants and line the bottom of a greased 9" x 13" pan with croissant bottoms.
  2. Mix applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins and spread on croissant bottoms in pan. Put tops back on.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla with an electric mixer until well mixed and pour over croissants.
  4. Cut butter into flour and brown sugar until crumbly and sprinkle on top of croissants in pan.
  5. Bake at 300' for 1 hour or until set.
About this recipe:

We adapted this recipe for use at the Inn after seeing a similar one in the newspaper. The recipe is now even more decadent and delicious since we substituted croissants for day old bread and added Rum Sauce on top. Best of all, it can be baked ahead and reheated in the microwave at a moment's notice. We serve it with sausage, muffins, and fresh fruit