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 353
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 203
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

Rating: 3.26 stars 42
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 204
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.

Bourbon Bread Pudding

Rating: 3.24 stars 176
Use day-old bread in this decadent dessert recipe from Cheryl and Griffith Day, owners of Savannah's Back in the Day Bakery, for best results. If you don't have any on hand, dry out fresh bread in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Martha's Bread Pudding

Cozy up to this simple, comforting recipe for bread pudding. Martha layers pillow-y slices of brioche into a deep-dish casserole, and tops them with a custard made from a base of eggs, sugar, and cream. To add that little something special to the classic dish, she stirs in two kinds of citrus zests, brandy, and dried currants—making every bite extra delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Rating: Unrated 110
There's no better way to start your morning than with this spiced French toast recipe inspired by pumpkin pie. The bread soaks up the custard to ensure a velvety consistency and autumnal flavor in every bite.
Roasted-Parsnip Bread Pudding
Rating: Unrated 89
Parsnips give an earthy dimension to this bread pudding, which melds cubes of brioche, grated cheese, and thyme. The vegetarian dish is yummy enough to sub for traditional stuffing. Assemble it the night before, and bake it the day of the meal.

Louisiana Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Rating: 3.43 stars

A pan of warm bread pudding transforms day-old bread -- plus eggs and cream -- into an indulgence. This version has Creole roots, with cubes of baguette and a sauce that's flavored by a healthy dose of bourbon.