Bread Pudding is a classic recipe that uses simple ingredients, resulting in a moist and tender dessert. It’s deliciously creamy and puffy, topped with a vanilla cream cheese glaze.

What we love about this Bread Pudding is it’s moisture and simplicity to make. It can be served as dessert, or for a brunch party and its a great way to use some leftover bread. If you are in a hunt for perfect creamy dessert, we have a few to pick from. Like our Banana Pudding Poke Cake, Apple Pudding Cake or Brownie Trifle Pudding.

Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding is a great way to use some bread in a dessert form, even leftover bread will work great in this recipe. You basically cut the bread in cubes, dry it in the oven for few minutes, and bake it into the custard mixture. Then top it with the most delicious vanilla cream cheese glaze, for the perfect finish!

The Bread Pudding is deliciously creamy and perfectly sweetened and spiced. We used some raisins and cinnamon to give it a richer and denser flavor. Another great thing about this recipe, is that you can assemble it a day ahead of time, and when ready just put in the oven and bake it.

Ingredients for Bread Pudding

  • Loaf of bread
  • Eggs
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Whole milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Raisins
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar

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How to make Bread Pudding:

  1. First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the bread into about 1 inch cubes. Then, spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, and spread the bread cubes evenly. Set aside.
  3. Next, in a mixer bowl, combine together the ingredients: eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon and heavy cream. Mix until well combined.
  4. Then, pour the mixture on top of the bread cubes. Add the raisins to the mixture if desired, and toss with a rubber spatula to evenly coat. Pour the melted butter evenly over the surface. Let rest for 60 minutes to 24 hours, for the bread to absorb the mixture.
  5. After, place the bread pudding in the oven and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes, or until set in the center.
  6. Let cool 10 minutes then top with vanilla cream cheese glaze.

Bread Pudding Tips:

  • The bread you use should be a little dry. If the bread is freshly baked, cut it in cubes, and spread it out on baking pan, and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 250°F. This will dry it out and you will avoid a soggy bread pudding.
  • Also, you can use any bread for this dessert. For example, French bread, wheat bread, Challah bread, or brioche bread, will be perfect.
  • We used raisins in the mixture. Best to soak the raisin in boiling water for 25-20 minutes then drain, before tossing them into the mixture. However, they can be skipped if not a raisins fan.
  • The bread pudding can be assembled 24 hours in advance. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to bake.
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How to best serve bread pudding?

Bread pudding is best to be served warm or room temperature. In addition, for extra flavor, add some whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream on top.

How do you store bread pudding?

Wrap the baking dish with the bread pudding with plastic wrap, or transfer to an airtight container Tupperware container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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This Bread Pudding is a classic recipe that uses simple ingredients, resulting in a moist and tender dessert. It's deliciously creamy and puffy, topped with vanilla based glazed.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf 1-2 days old bread French baguette or Challah
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
Glaze
  • 1/2 package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, and spread the bread cubes evenly. Set aside.

  3. Cut the bread into about 1 inch cubes.

  4. Next, in a mixer bowl, put together the following ingredients: eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and heavy cream. Mix until well combined.

  5. Then, pour the mixture on top of the bread cubes. Sprinkle the raisins (if using) evenly on top. Toss with a rubber spatula to evenly coat and gently press the bread cubes down under the mixture.

  6. Pour the melted butter on top, try to distribute evenly.

  7. Let rest for at least 30 minutes, best for 60 minutes or overnight, for the bread to absorb the mixture.

Bake:
  1. After, place bread pudding into the preheated oven and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes, or until set in center. The bread should slightly spring back when pressed.

  2. Remove from oven when done and let cool 10 minutes then glaze with vanilla sauce.

Cream Cheese Glaze - optional
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter for a few minutes until creamy and combined.

  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Beat until fully combined. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. The mixture should be smooth, with no lumps.

  3. Drizzle the glaze on top of the warm bread pudding OR the glaze can be refrigerated in a piping bag and piped on top of the bread pudding slices right before serving.

Recipe Notes

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Calories: 465, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 487mg, Potassium: 322mg, Carbohydrates: 76g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 46g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 11.9%, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 21.1%, Iron: 13.9%

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