Apple and peach bread pudding with Hawaiian bread is like a custard pie with a crust similar to a cobbler.

What does this bread pudding taste like?

You can taste the blend of:

  • smooth-like sweet vanilla-flavor custard
  • bite-sized pieces of Hawaiian rolls
  • no-sugar-added peach pieces
  • a bit of tart soft crunch from a diced Granny Smith apple

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Peach Bread Pudding

I’ve wanted to make peach bread pudding for the longest. Years ago I had a friend, Kelly, who cleaned houses for a living. One of the ladies she worked for baked a bread pudding with peaches.

Kelly asked for the peach bread pudding recipe and made it. It tasted so good, better than the only kind I had ever eaten with raisins. I never forgot that amazing dessert.

So when I discovered the bread pudding recipe by using King’s Original Hawaiian bread, I thought of Kelly’s recipe.

Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

I love Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls, especially the King’s Hawaiian Original kind. But I had never thought of making bread pudding with these sweet rolls.

Special thanks to Amy at Chew Out Loud who inspired me to make peach bread pudding with King’s Hawaiian rolls. Be sure to visit her food blog filled with some of the most amazing recipes. Amy didn’t pay me to brag about her recipes, but I think you’ll like them.

Apple & Peach Bread Pudding

I decided that first, I would make a bread pudding with apples and peaches. Definitely Hawaiian, right?

It was a delicious blend of soft crunchy apple and smooth peach pieces. Add vanilla flavor to that, and you get a Hawaiian custard-like dessert.

Keep a variety of pudding mixes on hand for the spur-of-the-moment times when you need a quick dessert.

Pudding Mixes to Keep on Hand

Keep pudding mixes on hand so that you can whip up a quick dessert easily when unexpected company shows up. Basic vanilla and chocolate flavors can be made into all kinds of easy dessert recipes. Other good ones to keep on hand are banana and butterscotch (great holiday choices for family gatherings).

You might consider ordering a cookbook with simple pudding dessert recipes.

The following diabetic dessert (includes puddings) cookbook is inexpensive. You can’t go wrong by ordering this one. In fact, I’ve ordered it because I make desserts at home that are sugar-free or with sugar alternatives.

This vegan cookbook, though not a pudding dessert recipe book, has good reviews and would be a good choice in my opinion.

I like to keep plenty of sugar-free vanilla on hand. And it’s just as easy to order a multiple pack of pudding mixes from Amazon as it is to make a trip to the grocery store.



What happens when you add too much vanilla in a bread pudding?

I accidentally added too much vanilla, and it tasted much like a vanilla custard dessert. And it tasted really good. Served hot and topped with lots of almond whipped cream, it’s even more wonderful.

Before I attempt to make the peach custard dessert, I want to share the Hawaiian combined apple and peach flavored custard bread pudding.

Check out the recipe below. It’s not exactly like the Chew Out Loud version. For instance, this one doesn’t include raisins but combines apple and peach pieces.

More Fall and Holiday Dessert Recipes

For more fall and holiday dessert recipes, you may enjoy looking at one of my favorite online food blog parties. Take a minute to visit Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday where this recipe is shared with lots of delicious recipes.

Apple & Peach Hawaiian Bread Pudding

Apples and peaches bread pudding with King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert
Servings 12
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 Pkg King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls
  • Cooking/baking oil spray
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 3 4-oz cups Del Monte diced peaches (no sugar added), drained
  • 1/2 Stick Butter, salted and melted
  • 3/4 cup White granulated sugar
  • 2-1/4 cup Lactaid milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • 9 Large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg


  1. Cut all the rolls into bite-size pieces.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°.

  3. Spray the bottom of a 9”x13” baking pan with an oil spray (or butter the bottom of the pan.

  4. Pour the bread pieces into the pan evenly.

  5. Peel the apple and cut it into small pieces.

  6. Open and drain three 4-Oz cups of Del Monte (no sugar added) diced peaches.

  7. Melt the butter with sugar, milk, and salt in a medium sauce pan on the stove on low.

  8. When the butter has melted, set the mixture aside to cool down until it’s barely warm (so the eggs don’t cook).

  9. Stir in the applesauce then the beaten eggs.

  10. Pour the mixture into the pan on top of the bread.

  11. Mix the apple and peach pieces in with the bread pieces.

  12. Carefully drizzle the vanilla all over the top of the bread, apple, and peach pieces.

  13. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on top of the bread and fruit mixture.

  14. Bake on a middle rack for 45 to 50 minutes.

  15. Check for doneness at about 35 minutes (I have a propane gas stove, and mine was fine at 50 minutes.).

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate. 
Cost of recipe is approximate. 

Variation to the Recipe

I have also used a variation to the recipe that lowers the amount of white granulated sugar. However, it’s not sugar-free. I used pure maple syrup and left out the apple and applesauce.


  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • Mix in 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup with the egg mixture.
  • Leave the applesauce out.
  • Use one 14-1/2-ounce can of no-sugar peach slices instead of the 4-ounce cups of peach pieces. Do not drain the juice.
  • Drizzle an extra tablespoon of pure maple syrup on top before baking.

Often I make sugar-free or low sugar desserts. However, this one includes a little more sugar than what I usually use. You can substitute an alternative sweetener such as erythritol or Swerve in place of the granulated sugar.

More Puddings

Here are more puddings that combine strawberry and lemon, almond milk, and/or have low or no sugar. These are easy to make.

Diabetics will appreciate you thinking of them by preparing a special dessert they can eat. In addition, individuals who can’t have dairy products will thank you for the lactose-free dessert with almond milk you prepare.

Strawberry Lemon Pudding

Strawberry Dessert
Fresh Strawberry Pudding Recipe








Lemon Pudding with Almond Milk

Lemon Pudding with Almond Milk








Southern Style Light Peach Cobbler (cooked in a slow cooker)

This cobbler is for you if you are looking for a lighter, less-sugar peach dessert.

peach cobbler slow cooker recipe
Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler











Did you make the apple and peach bread pudding or other pudding recipes shown here? They are all simple to make and mostly on the lighter side. I love to hear from my readers and would like it if you let me know how yours turned out.

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  1. This bread pudding sounds wonderful with the Hawaiian Roll–what a great idea! 🙂

    1. Author

      Thank you. I could easily eat several Hawaiian rolls if I let myself.

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