10 Beautiful Bread Pudding Recipes

Photo Above: Spiced Pear Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche from Julie Van Rosendaal

Bread puddings are a treat I fell in love with a few years ago at the last office I worked in. Before then, I had only made bread puddings every once in a while. However, the wife of my boss used to make them every several weeks. You see, in the dental office where I worked, marketing people would bring us bagels almost every week, and there were always leftovers. So instead of letting the stale bread go to waste, she always froze it. And when she got enough leftover bagels, and whatever other breads she had saved from her own house, she would make a bread pudding. It was a smart way to never let food go to waste, and such a tasty treat!

You can use any type of leftover yeast bread you like for bread pudding, from bagels to doughnuts to sliced white bread, or any combination that sounds good to you. Then you can either tear the bread, or grind it in the food processor. The basic recipe is milk, eggs, sugar and of course bread. For additions, I like coconut, dried fruit like raisins, and cinnamon. But you can add whatever you have on hand. Bread pudding is more about not letting food go to waste, so it’s more of a free flowing type of dish that doesn’t require an exact recipe to get a really tasty result.

But good recipes do make even more fabulous bread puddings, and we have 10 here that are beyond amazing:

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  • Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding 1 of 10
    Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding
    Oh my, this bread pudding is just too pretty to eat. This chocolate and berry treat would be perfect for Valentine's Day too.
    Find this recipe here at Jenn Cuisine
  • Salted Caramel Bread Puddings 2 of 10
    Salted Caramel Bread Puddings
    I am in love with everything that Heather makes, especially this delectable salted caramel bread pudding. You might also want to check out her new book coming soon here
    Find this recipe here at Sprinkle Bakes
  • Coffee and Doughnut Bread Pudding 3 of 10
    Coffee and Doughnut Bread Pudding
    I first saw a version of this at a fair a long time ago. Julie has perfected the doughnut bread pudding though by adding coffee. It's amazing!
    Find this recipe here at Family Kitchen
  • Spiced Pear Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche 4 of 10
    Spiced Pear Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche
    Here's another one of Julie's amazing bread puddings that you can't help but love.
    Find this recipe here at Family Kitchen
  • Raspberry Bread Pudding 5 of 10
    Raspberry Bread Pudding
    This bread pudding from Maria looks amazing. It's the perfect summer bread pudding, loaded with fresh berries.
    Find this recipe here at Two Peas and Their Pod
  • Cranberry and Croissant Bread Pudding with Champagne Zabaglione Sauce 6 of 10
    Cranberry and Croissant Bread Pudding with Champagne Zabaglione Sauce
    Cranberry season isn't quite over yet, so why not enjoy some in a sweet bread pudding?
    Find this recipe here at Creative Culinary
  • Tiramisu Bread Pudding 7 of 10
    Tiramisu Bread Pudding
    This is the bread pudding for you guys that hate typical bread puddings. It's a perfectly custard-like dessert that's not soggy or too dry. And did I mention it tastes like tiramisu? What's not to love!
    Find this recipe here at The Kitchn
  • Bread Pudding Muffins 8 of 10
    Bread Pudding Muffins
    These little bread pudding muffins are just about the cutest thing ever. What a clever idea!
    Find this recipe here at Leite's Culinaria
  • White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding 9 of 10
    White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding
    This is a really simple, but incredibly delicious bread pudding recipe. I love that you could also change up the toppings and use any type of chocolate and berry combination.
    Find this recipe here at The Little Kitchen
  • Nutella Bread Pudding 10 of 10
    Nutella Bread Pudding
    Nutella? In a bread pudding? Yes Please! This recipe even uses croissants and pecans. What more could a girl ask for, except an incredibly fast metabolism of course.
    Find this recipe here at Jenn Cuisine

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