Bread Pudding | August 6, 2023


This classic bread pudding recipe bakes up a big batch to share. Cubes of brioche soak in a sweet spiced cream, then bake in a water bath to create a smooth custard texture. Serve with a generous drizzle of homemade bourbon sauce

Table of Contents
What is Bread Pudding?
What Bread to Use for Bread Pudding
How to Make Perfect Homemade Bread Pudding
1. Dry the Bread
2. Temper the Custard
3. Soak the Bread
4. Bake Bread Pudding in a Water Bath
5. Make a Bourbon Sauce
More Tips & Tricks for Homemade Bread Pudding
Popular Bread Pudding Additions
How to Store & Freeze Bread Pudding
Learn More About Bread Pudding: FAQs
What to Top & Serve Bread Pudding With
How do you know when bread pudding is done?
Bread Pudding Recipe

My first bite of bread pudding was in New Orleans at Commander’s Palace. When the warm plate hit the table, I could immediately smell the spices and hints of oaky whisky in the sticky glaze. Let’s just say they set the bar pretty high, but I’m happy to report that I closely recreated the experience at home.

The good news is that the recipe includes simple ingredients; bread, eggs, cream, sugar, and spices. You will need to prepare and bake the custard base with care to deliver a smooth and creamy texture. I use a water bath to gently cook the egg filling to nail the right consistency. Don’t worry; the technique is easy, and I’ll show you my step-by-step method.


What is Bread Pudding?

Bread pudding typically uses day-old bread and turns it into a warm baked custard dessert. The bread soaks in an egg and cream mixture with spices or other mix-ins like fruit or chocolate. It gently bakes to yield a velvety, souffle-like texture. You can make it in a large casserole pan or small ramekins for individual portions to serve multiple guests.

What Bread to Use for Bread Pudding


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