Best Bread Pudding Recipes

New Orleans Bread Pudding With Whiskey Sauce
Diana Rattray

Make a delicious bread pudding for a great family dessert, or bake one for a special occasion.

Here are some of my favorites, including comforting traditional spiced bread pudding recipes, slow cooker bread puddings, and several using fruit.

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    Old-Fashioned Biscuit Pudding

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    This custard-like biscuit pudding is comfort food. Diana Rattray

    This wonderful biscuit pudding is an old-fashioned favorite made with vanilla, eggs, and milk. You might remember your grandmother making this pudding.

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    Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce

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    Diana Rattray

    This is a signature bread pudding from Kentucky's Beaumont Inn. The sweet bourbon sauce isn't overpowering, and the buttermilk gives it a nice tang.

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    Egg Custard Bread Pudding with Nutmeg

    Custard Bread Pudding
    Top this pudding with warm purchased caramel or butterscotch sauce. Diana Rattray

    Nutmeg gives this comforting bread pudding egg custard flavor, or use cinnamon swirl bread and ground cinnamon for the cinnamon variation shown in the photo. 

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    Peach Bread Pudding

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    Caramel sauce is the perfect topping for peach bread pudding. Diana Rattray

    This is an easy and delicious peach bread pudding, made with sweetened condensed milk and diced peaches. Serve this bread pudding with a caramel or butterscotch sauce.

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    Slow Cooker Spiced Bread Pudding

    Bread Pudding with Raisins
    Bread Pudding with Raisins. Diana Rattray

    This easy bread pudding is actually cooked in the slow cooker. The pudding is flavored with spices and vanilla. Top it off with a dessert sauce or whipped cream.

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    Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Raisins

    Bread Pudding With Raisins
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    This delicious bread pudding is an excellent dessert choice for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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    Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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    Pumpkin bread pudding, the perfect fall dessert. Diana Rattray

    A moist and delicious bread pudding, and it's the perfect dessert for fall and winter dinners or parties. Raisins or chopped pecans can be used in place of the dried cranberries, or try another chopped dried fruit. Drizzle a dessert sauce over the pudding, or use a spiced syrup.

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    New Orleans Bread Pudding With Whiskey Sauce

    New Orleans Bread Pudding With Whiskey Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    This classic New Orleans bread pudding is served with a thick and rich whiskey sauce. It will make you feel like you're dining in the French quarter.

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    Quick Croissant Bread Pudding With Fruit

    Croissant Bread Pudding
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    Make this moist croissant bread pudding with canned fruit cocktail, apricot slices, or sliced or diced peaches in syrup. It's made with sweetened condensed milk, along with cinnamon and eggs.

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    Apple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding

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    Serve this bread pudding with the included apple brandy sauce or your favorite dessert sauce. Diana Rattray

    Serve this wonderful bread pudding with the included apple brandy sauce, or top it with your favorite dessert sauce.

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    Pineapple Bread Pudding with Pecans

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    Pineapple and pecans are featured in this warm bread pudding. nicolebranan/E+/Getty Images

    Crushed pineapple and pecans give this warm and inviting bread pudding texture and flavor. This is wonderful with a creamy vanilla sauce.

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    Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and Pecans

    Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and Pecans
    Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and Pecans. Image © Diana Rattray

    Dates and pecans add flavor and texture to this delicious sweet potato bread pudding. Serve this bread pudding with caramel sauce or brown sugar sauce.

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    Simple Blueberry Bread Pudding

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    Use fresh or frozen blueberries in this wonderful bread pudding. Serve it with blueberry sauce or a simple vanilla sauce.

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    Classic Baked Bread Pudding

    Classic Bread Pudding
    A classic bread pudding with raisins. Rick Lew/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    This simple bread pudding is made with raisins or dates. This is an excellent bread pudding to serve with a whiskey sauce.

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    Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

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    Diana Rattray

     This excellent bread pudding is a great dessert choice for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or any fall or winter meal. If possible, use a rich bread like a brioche or challah.