Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

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  • Incredible bread pudding recipe - so easy and moist!

    I used to be intimidated by bread pudding. Maybe it’s because I judge a restaurant on it. I don’t like to waste my calories on dessert unless it’s really worth it. A restaurant can have the best salad or steak, but will quickly get nixed from my list if the dessert disappoints. I found that many bread puddings are dry, masked with sauce. Over the years I have made it in an array of ways and finally perfected every last detail. This easy bread pudding recipe can be made ahead, in fact, it’s even better that way! I was honored to have some friends and local bloggers over for lunch today. Cheryl, Becky and Christina are always inspiring, so I knew the bar was high and thought it was the perfect opportunity to serve one of my favorite desserts.

    Easy bread pudding recipe - get the secrets to the best bread pudding

    Let’s start with my secrets for the best bread pudding, shall we?

    It all starts with great bread. Brioche is my favorite, but egg breads work well, if you need a substitute. It soaks up all of that yummy custard.

    The best bread pudding - get the tips for this easy make ahead dessert

    Let it soak. I mentioned that I actually prefer making it in advance because I like to soak the brioche in the mixture for at least an hour and up to 24 hours.

    The best bread pudding - get the tips for this easy make ahead dessert

    Bake it in a water bath. This keeps it moist. You won’t find a dry bread pudding here!

    The best bread pudding - get the tips for this easy make ahead dessert

    Easy bread pudding recipe on julieblanner.com

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    Serve just out of the oven and top with sauce.

    The best bread pudding recipe on julieblanner.com

    It truly couldn’t be easier. I can make dessert for 6 in about 10 minutes, 15 with the sauce. I refrigerate it until dinner, put it in the oven and voila! My Salted Caramel Sauce is also incredible with this easy bread pudding.

    Tips and tricks for the best bread pudding, an easy make ahead dessert

    Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

    Course Dessert
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Servings 6
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups heavy milk {2% Vitamin D}
    • 1/4 c butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 c sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 loaf of brioche {about 7 slices}
    • 2 c brown sugar
    • 1/3 c butter
    • 2 c heavy cream
    • 1/4 c whiskey
    • 1 banana

    Instructions

    1. Over medium heat, melt butter and add milk.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and cinnamon.
    3. Slowly incorporate warm mixture into eggs and sugar.
    4. Fold in bread cubes and immediately put into baking dish/dishes.
    5. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    6. Place dishes in a larger bakeware dish, filled halfway with water.
    7. Bake covered 35 minutes {for individual servings, 50 for 9x11}.
    8. Melt butter and brown sugar on medium heat. Whisk in heavy cream and whiskey.
    9. Serve with banana slices.

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