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White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 55 min.

Makes

12 servings (1-1/2 cups sauce)

A delectable sauce is the crowning touch on servings of this comforting white chocolate bread pudding. —Kathy Rundle, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
White Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 16 slices cinnamon bread, crusts removed, cubed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup white baking chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • SAUCE:
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of the bread cubes, cranberries, vanilla chips and pecans. Repeat layers. Drizzle with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and allspice until blended; pour over bread mixture. Let stand 15-30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes. Cover loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes if top browns too quickly.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring cream and butter to a boil. Add chocolate and remove from the heat (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes; whisk until smooth. Serve with warm bread pudding.
White Chocolate Bread Pudding Tips

Can you use other types of bread to make White Chocolate Bread Pudding?

Absolutely! Other stale bread or leftover bread you have on hand, such as brioche, French bread or challah, will work, too. You might, however, need to adjust the spices and add additional cinnamon.

Can you make White Chocolate Bread Pudding ahead of time?

Yes, bread pudding recipes are good time-savers because they can be prepped or baked ahead of time. They warm up well in the microwave or oven.

How long does White Chocolate Bread Pudding last?

Store pudding in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 495 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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