Thursday, July 28, 2011

THE Best Bread Pudding....Ever!


Derek always requests this Bread Pudding dessert....AND he's not really a dessert kind-of-guy (weird, right?!?)  Anyway, I thought I would share this recipe with everybody.  It's from Paula Deen so you know there is a lot of eggs, butter, and sugar right =)  Enjoy, I know you won't be disappointed!


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large beaten eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brandy


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.
Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.
Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.

For the sauce:

Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.



Miss Monica said...

I made this same recipe a while ago. I just didnt add that much sugar.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I'm not a bread pudding gal, but boy that looks nummers!

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazing! My hubby loves it too, I'm going to have to make this. Thank you for sharing! :)

dave and jenn said...

Dave loves bread pudding too. I may just have to make it for him now!

Caitlin C. said...

Yummm this looks delicious!! Thanks :)

Brunette & Blessed said...

this looks good. I have never had bread pudding so i'm not sure what to think but this recipe makes me want to try it :)

Raven said...

OMG. That looks amazing. However it will show up on my thighs in no time.

That probably wont stop me though.

Southern in the City said...

I absolutely love bread pudding and all Paula Deen's recipes are amazing so I have to try this ASAP! Thanks for sharing :)