Pineapple Bread Pudding With Pecans

pineapple bread pudding with brown sugar sauce
Diana Rattray
Ratings (15)
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
616 Calories
34g Fat
71g Carbs
10g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for baked pineapple bread pudding is very easy to prepare, and the chopped pecans give the dessert crunch and texture. Feel free to use chopped walnuts if you prefer.

Use French or Italian bread cubes, or for a richer bread pudding, use brioche bread or rolls or challah. A crusty no-knead loaf would be excellent as well.

For extra texture, add half crushed pineapple, and half tidbits, or add a small can of drained pineapple tidbits along with the crushed pineapple..

Serve the bread pudding with syrup or cream, or make a brown sugar sauce (below) or vanilla sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups French bread cubes (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

  3. In a large bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and cinnamon for about 1 minute, scraping the bowl frequently. Add eggs; beat on high speed for 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Fold in remaining ingredients; pour into the prepared casserole.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Tips

  • Quick Brown Sugar Sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cup of packed light brown sugar, 1 stick (4 ounces) of butter, and 1/4 cup of heavy cream to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Let the sauce cool slightly; it will thicken as it cools.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the crushed pineapple with drained and chopped canned or fresh pineapple chunks.