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!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Do you have plans?
We do the typical yard work and start the garden Mother’s Day weekend. Get the pile of mulch delivered, plan my veggies for the summer, work work work.
But honestly? I love it. I’m not one to go out for a fancy Mother’s Day brunch somewhere. I’m just as happy with burgers on the grill with a side of coleslaw.
However, I do love a good dessert. My dad makes an incredible bread pudding that would be perfect for any brunch or party at your house! I tweaked his recipe to give me more of the things I love. Raisins and nuts.
My house smelled amazing while this baked up. And when it came out of the oven I was going to top it with a sweet vanilla glaze…but I chose to do a brown sugar glaze instead. It was the perfect, caramel topping to this chunky, custard bread pudding recipe!
I don’t know what your mom is wishing for this Mother’s Day, but I bet this Caramel Bread Pudding might get you on her favorites list!
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, 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!
Looking for more Mother’s Day desserts?
- Strawberry Cheesecake Napoleons: a quick and easy recipe idea that will impress even your mother in law!
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars: enjoy these all year long, one of my very favorite treats to make for family and friends!
- Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Sticks: rich, buttery shortbread cookies that are easy enough for the kids to help make for mom!
More Easy Desserts
- Coconut Almond Bars
- Pecan Pie Bundt Cake
- Strawberry Almond Bars
- Berry French Toast
- Mandarin Orange Pretzel Bars
- Blueberry Cheesecake