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Dec 30, 2006 08:10 PM

Great Bread Pudding Recipes??

I have just told a very good friend that is about to turn 60 that I would make the desert of his choice for his birthday. And his choice was.....Bread Pudding.

My problem is that I don't like bread pudding and couldn't possibly look at a recipe and decide if it looked good or not (for that matter, I could not taste it and tell you if it was good or not).

So could you post any bread pudding recipes that you think are especially stellar?


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  1. this one has gotten raves and bowl scrapped when I have made it on 2 occasions. It is a Pumkin Bread pudding.

    My little touch is to add Jack Daniels to the carmel sauce before I had the cream...a good healthy shot. Dark rum, Grand Marnier (sp) or brandy could work well too

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    1. re: lynleenordgren

      i am liking this recipe.. do you think i can make it in advance and just reheat before serving? both the pudding and the sauce? thanks!

    2. If you like bananas foster- this is a great bread pudding!

      this is the sauce recipe that goes with it...

      1. If you like SWEEEET...try the Krispy Kreme donut bread pudding. My sister made this a few years ago and sugar freaks went wild.

        2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts
        1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
        2 (4.5-ounce) cans fruit cocktail (undrained)
        2 eggs, beaten
        1 (9-ounce) box raisins
        1 pinch salt
        1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
        Butter Rum Sauce, recipe follows

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        Cube donuts into a lg bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.

        Bake for 1 hour til center has jelled. Top with Butter Rum Sauce.

        Butter Rum Sauce:
        1 stick butter
        1 pound box confectioners' sugar
        Rum, to taste
        Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioners' sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

        3 Replies
        1. re: jenniebnyc

          I think your sister's recipe might prevent the Birthday Boy from making it to 61! Looks lethal!..LOL!

          1. re: jenniebnyc

            Is that not the recipe that Paula Deen had on her show and boasted, look y'all no added sugar!"?

            1. re: Candy

              that's the one. i recall my sis did not add the raisins or the fruit cocktail, but i can't recall what liquid was subtituted for the fruit cocktail juice. hmmmm. anyhoo, the sugar kick in this was lethal and the entire pan of it disappeared in seconds.

          2. I may have a better solution...
            In what state/city do you reside?

            1. K-Pauls Bread Pudding is by far the best I have had. It has pecans and raisens and it is served over a lemon sauce and topped with a creamy chantilly sauce. It is in his first cookbook and easy to make.