Our Best Bread Pudding Recipes
Indulge in one of these top-rated bread pudding recipes when you need a luscious dessert that’s easy to make. (First, learn how to make the best bread pudding with our helpful guide.) Don't let stale baked goods go to waste—they can be rejuvenated into tasty bread pudding desserts that are perfect for a weekend brunch or potluck.
Stale Doughnut Bread Pudding Muffins
Trends come and go, but this recipe is proof that doughnuts are eternal. Even that box of Krispy Kremes that you picked up at midnight last night. Stale doughnuts need love, too. Which is why we’re recycling them in a warm, custardy bread pudding disguised as the greatest brunch dish of all time. As if the doughnuts weren’t enough, we add an extra layer of decadence in the form of white chocolate and raspberry sauces. Drizzle them on the bread pudding or directly into your mouth. We won’t judge.
Classic Bread Pudding
King Cake Bread Pudding with Chicory Ice Cream
Peach Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel
A spiked caramel sauce makes this bread pudding truly spectacular. Resist the urge to stir the caramel as it cooks, and watch it closely. Once it starts to brown, it can easily turn too dark and become bitter.
Praline Bread Pudding
Keep leftover French bread from going stale by re-purposing your loaf into a decadent praline pecan bread pudding. Finish with a drizzle of praline sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
Banana Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Try this recipe the next time you have a leftover French loaf; the texture of bread pudding is better with day-old bread. You can also use fat-free fudge topping in place of the caramel topping.
Spring Vegetable Bread Pudding Muffins
These individual savory bread puddings are an amazing addition to any spring brunch menu. Bread pudding’s rich, comfort food quality is balanced here with vibrant spring flavors contributed by fresh mint, fresh dill, green peas, and baby spinach. We love the savory-salty goodness that pancetta delivers to this delicious side dish, but if you would prefer to keep these bread pudding muffins vegetarian-friendly, you can leave this ingredient out and cook the spinach and peas in olive oil. Preparing the bread pudding in muffin tins allows for easily-served individual portions, as well as loads of potential for creating a really pretty display. You can prepare these bread pudding muffins up to a day in advance—simply keep the muffins in the pan and wrap the pan in plastic wrap once it’s completely cool. Store them in the fridge until you’re ready to reheat and serve.
Spinach, Cheese, and Bacon Bread Puddings
You just can’t go wrong with a savory bread pudding—think of it as a cross between holiday stuffing and a cheesy breakfast casserole. If you don’t have individual ramekins, place the bread mixture in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. For a vegetarian spin, skip the bacon, sub vegetable stock for chicken stock, and add shiitake or cremini mushrooms to the onion mixture. Fontina cheese has a nutty depth that stands out in the bread mixture. Use any cheese you like—a similar cheese like Gruyère works beautifully.
Orange Bread Pudding
Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings
Sweet Hawaiian bread, semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa , and Kahlúa give this bread pudding it’s sweetness and rich chocolate flavor.
Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread Pudding with Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce
Use Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread to make this flavorfull fall dessert.
Irish Bread Pudding with Caramel-Whiskey Sauce
Bread pudding with whiskey sauce is a delicious dessert inspired by the flavors of the Emerald Isle. Serve for St. Patrick’s Day or any other day you want to get in touch with your inner leprechaun.
Apple Bread Pudding
Serve this bread pudding family-style from a baking dish, or divide with a 3-inch round cutter for an elegant presentation.
Peanut Butter-Banana Sandwich Bread Puddings With Dark Caramel Sauce
Peanut butter and bananas are natural dessert partners and even better when accompanied by caramel. Not only do you use peanut butter in the bread pudding mixture, but also in the sweet and crunchy streusel topping.
Tiramisu Bread Pudding
Drizzled with a rich mascarpone sauce, this moist, coffee and Kahlúa-flavored bread pudding features the flavors of tiramisu, a favorite Italian dessert.
Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread Pudding
Make bread pudding even more special by using cinnamon bread and adding raisins and dried apple.
Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Puddings
Combine canned pumpkin with bread cubes and a rich mixture of milk, sugar and cream to make a holiday-style bread pudding. Top it with a luscious nutty caramel sauce for even more decadence.
Mango-Coconut Bread Pudding
Bread pudding goes tropical with this version featuring fresh mango, coconut and coconut milk. Add a splash of rum to the sauce if you dare.
Blueberry Bread Pudding
This easy make-ahead dessert is a great way to use up your buckets of blueberries.
Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce
The layer of caramel sauce with just a touch of kosher salt is the secret to the velvety-rich interior of this pudding.
Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)
This Mexican bread pudding features layers of nuts, cheese, dried fruit, and bread drizzled with cinnamon-infused sugar syrup.
Peach Bread Pudding
Juicy, ripe peaches at the height of stone-fruit season shine in this great summer dessert. The brandy sauce makes it special, but it's also good for breakfast without the sauce.
Chocolate and Caramel Bread Pudding
We updated classic bread pudding by baking the bread in a chocolate-pudding mixture topped with chocolate-covered caramel candies.
New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Enjoy the best of the Big Easy with this traditional New Orleans-style bread pudding. It tastes so decadent, no one will believe it's been lightened!
Butternut Squash Bread Pudding with Tres Leches Sauce
Feature fall favorite butternut squash in a rich bread pudding topped with a rich sauce made with sweetened milk and sugar.