Bread Pudding

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Easy and delicious, this old-fashioned homemade bread pudding is a classic favorite that is perfect for dessert. Italian bread is soaked in a milk and spice mixture before being baked and drizzled with a made-from-scratch caramel sauce. Its then served with a dollop of whipped cream. Youll love this simple and yummy treat!

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Bread Pudding

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

What is Bread Pudding?

Bread pudding is a classic, old-fashioned dessert that is a traditional and popular treat around the world. Its made with bread, milk or cream, eggs, butter, and either sweet or savory spices.


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Bread Pudding Ingredients

Bread Pudding Ingredients

Bread Pudding:

  • One loaf Italian bread, cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Caramel Sauce:

  • cup brown sugar
  • cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Substitutions

There are lots of options when making this simple Southern favorite from scratch.

You can add in pumpkin, apple, chocolate, custard, white chocolate, blueberries, peach, pineapple, pecans, or raisins.

You can drizzle with chocolate or sprinkle with coconut before serving.

For adults, you could make a bourbon sauce or rum sauce to top your dish with.

You could also use egg nog instead of milk.

You could also serve with a scoop of cool, creamy vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream.

What is the Best Bread for Bread Pudding?

Youll want a sturdy bread like the Italian bread were using in this version.

You could also use brioche, French bread, or challah.

How to Make Bread Pudding

How to Make Bread Pudding

BEGIN:Prepare a 913 dish by spraying with nonstick spray.

STEP ONE:Spread the cubed bread in an even layer in the prepared dish.

STEP TWO:In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

STEP THREE:Pour this mixture over the bread and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.

STEP FOUR:While bread is sitting to soak up the milk mixture preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

STEP FIVE:Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the casserole.

How to Bake Bread Pudding

How to Bake Bread Pudding

STEP SIX: Place the dish in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is set.

Making the Homemade Caramel Sauce

STEP ONE:Mix the sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

STEP TWO:Cook for about 5-7 minutes whisking intermittently as it thickens.

STEP THREE:Add the vanilla and cook another minute.Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Homemade Caramel Sauce for Bread Pudding

Do You Eat Bread Pudding Hot or Cold?

Its a personal preference I love it warm, served fresh and soon after baking.

You can also serve it cold.

Leftovers should be stored in the fridge for two to three days in an airtight container.

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Best Ever Bread Pudding

Sweet and satisfying, this rich, delicious, homemade bread pudding is an old-fashioned dessert just like grandma makes. Simple and quick to make from scratch, cubed Italian bread is soaked in a cinnamon and spice milk mixture before being baked. Its then drizzled with caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream before being served for dessert, breakfast or brunch. Youll love this Southern favorite!

Bread Pudding

This old-fashioned bread pudding is a classic treat. Cubed bread is soaked in milk and spices before being baked and topped with homemade caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream.

Bread Pudding:

  • One loaf Italian bread (cubed (about 3 cups))
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)

Caramel Sauce:

  • cup brown sugar
  • cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Bread Pudding:

  1. Prepare a 913 dish by spraying with nonstick spray
  2. Spread the cubed bread in an even layer in the prepared dish.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Pour this mixture over the bread and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
  5. While bread is sitting to soak up the milk mixture preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the casserole.
  7. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is set.

Caramel Sauce:

  1. Mix the sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook for about 5-7 minutes whisking intermittently as it thickens.
  3. Add the vanilla and cook another minute.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

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