Caramel Bread Pudding

Caramel Bread Pudding has a perfect custard pudding center with a crisp outer crust! Packed with flavor and topped with caramel sauce, this is the dessert you’ve been craving!

This Instant Pot Bread Pudding would be delicious with a drizzle of caramel sauce or buttermilk syrup as well! Or give this apple bread pudding recipe a try soon!

Caramel Bread Pudding has a perfect custard pudding center with a crisp outer crust! Packed with flavor and topped with caramel sauce, this is the dessert you've been craving! #fisherunshelled

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish or 2 qt casserole with baking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine bread cubes with melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and chopped pecans. Mix gently until well blended. Pour into bottom of prepared baking dish.

Using the same bowl, whisk together the eggs with the sugar, homemade vanilla extract and salt until frothy. Add warm milk and stir until blended. Pour over bread mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges lightly brown (center will be jiggly). Remove from oven.

While bread pudding slightly cools and sets, prepare caramel sauce.

In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugars, butter and heavy cream. Bring to a boil and stir continuously. Boil (at a rolling boil) for about 2 minutes.

Serve warm. ENJOY!

Caramel Bread Pudding has a perfect custard pudding center with a crisp outer crust! Packed with flavor and topped with caramel sauce, this is the dessert you've been craving!

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Yield: 16 servings

Caramel Bread Pudding

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Caramel Bread Pudding has a perfect custard pudding center with a crisp outer crust! Packed with flavor and topped with caramel sauce, this is the dessert you've been craving!

Ingredients

For the bread pudding:

  • 15 slices white bread, cubed, crust removed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • ¾ cup Fisher Pecans, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups milk, warmed

For the caramel sauce:

  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread cubes with melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and chopped pecans. Mix gently until well blended. Pour into bottom of prepared baking dish.
  3. Using the same bowl, whisk together the eggs with the sugar, vanilla and salt until frothy. Add warm milk and stir until blended. Pour over bread mixture.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges lightly brown (center will be jiggly). Remove from oven.
  5. While bread pudding slightly cools and sets, prepare caramel sauce. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine sugars, butter and heavy cream. Bring to a boil and stir continuously. Boil (at a rolling boil) for about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve warm. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 18, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. No fancy plans here either!  Yard work and something grilled is usually the same thing we do!  Although now I totally want a pan of this gooey goodness!  I need to put one of my kids to making this for sure!!!

  2. I love just having an easy meal at home on Mother’s Day, too!  And you can’t beat getting out on the garden when the nice weather hits.  This bread pudding…to die for!

  3. It sounds like you work hard on your mother’s day weekend! This would make a great brunch!

  4. I’m with you on not needing a fancy breakfast but I would gladly take this for my breakfast!!

  5.  This looks SOO delicious! I am sure ANY mother would love this served to them!
    I am thinking I’ll make this for myself for mother’s day. HEE!

  6. OH MY…  I just love bread pudding and caramel…so now you put them together and how can I resist !!
    I also read thru your dad’s recipe… sounds like his might be a little more custardy…is that correct ?  just going by the bread to milk ratio…   WOW… I’m just going to have to try both of these, adding more raisins & nuts you can never go wrong !
                                                                     Thanks for wonderful recipe and any advise you can give me.

    1. Yes, this one is more custardy, and also has more crunch and chew from the raisins and pecans. Although, dads version is great, and the lemon glaze is wonderful on that version!

  7. Oh Aimee! What a dessert! This looks absolutely incredible. I love ALL things caramel! 

  8. I would gladly welcome this treat at my table for Mother’s Day! But I’m also totally fine with a relaxed dinner that’s been grilled like you!

  9. Oh wow, Mother’s Day is around the corner. I’m so not focused on that!! My dream is that someone would make this for me, but let’s get real. Mama’s making her own caramel bread pudding this time! But it’ll be a  great present to myself!

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