Bread Pudding Recipes

Bread pudding, savory or the more classic sweet, is an underrated dish. A great way to use up stale loaves of bread, we have fruit-filled sweet recipes, cheesy savory recipes and more great bread pudding creations.

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Coconut Bread Pudding

This dessert can also be baked in an eight-inch square dish; the cooking time will be the same. Serve it warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche

Rating: 3.59 stars
This holiday dessert takes the flavor of pumpkin pie and transforms it into a comforting bread pudding drizzled with dulce de leche. Bake it up to 2 days ahead of time, refrigerate, and reheat before serving.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Rating: 3.68 stars
This chocolate bread pudding can be served warm, room temperature, or cold. To chill, let the dessert cool completely, then cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least one hour or overnight.

Herb-and-Scallion Bread Pudding

If you'd like to bake this savory bread pudding as the pork roasts, plan on removing it before raising the oven temperature to 425 degrees for the pork's last 8 to 10 minutes, and set it aside while the meat is resting. Then return it to the 375-degree oven with the Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes to ensure a crisp, golden-brown top.

Classic Bread Pudding

Classic bread pudding is just how you remember it: perfumed with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, and dotted with raisins.

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Day-old brioche works best for soaking up the custard mixture in this hybrid dessert. The sweet-tart apples are a nice counterpoint to the rich pudding.

Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Rating: 3.24 stars
Although this dish is a great way to use up old bread, it can also be made with fresh bread. Serve it with a scoop of mango ice cream.From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

Commander's Palace Bread Pudding Souffle with Whiskey Sauce

Adapted from "Commander's Kitchen," by Ti Martin and Jamie Shannon,Copyright 2000by Commander's Palace, Inc. Used by Permission of Broadway Books, a Division ofRandom House.

Croissant Pudding

Rating: 3.59 stars
Serve this decadent pudding as a sweet brunch dish.

Caramel Bread Pudding

Rating: 3.59 stars
When rich, custardy bread pudding is matched with bittersweet caramel, it's doubly delicious.

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Pineapple Bread Pudding

This comforting dessert is prepped in just 10 minutes before it bakes in the oven.

Queen of Puddings

The aptly named Queen of Puddings dates to the seventeenth century,but food historians speculate that its moniker came hundreds of years later, in honor of Queen Victoria. It's a pudding deluxe, consisting of a custardy bread base topped with jam (ours is black currant) and a billowy layer of golden-tan meringue.

Decadent Chocolate Bread Pudding

Rating: 3.6 stars

Whether you'd like to use up leftover bread or have a new loaf on hand, this rich, comforting bread pudding dessert is a chocolate lover's delight.