5 from 2 votes
Bread & Butter Pudding
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Bread & Butter Pudding: so warm and comforting! With buttery-crisp, toasty bread & a creamy vanilla custard, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the season!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Bread & Butter Pudding, Butter, Pudding
Servings: 4
Calories: 2701 kcal
  • 4 Spolletini rolls or half a loaf of Italian bread, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Keller's Creamery Salted butter softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons Keller's Creamery Unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons demerarra sugar
  • Powdered sugar for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and butter 4 cocottes (or a 6-cup baking dish).  
  2. Place the bread slices on a sheet pan in an even layer, allowing them to dry out overnight (or place them in a warm oven for about 20 minutes).  
  3. Spread a thin layer of salted butter on each of the bread slices. 
  4. Arrange the buttered bread in your baking dish(es), sprinkling with dried cranberries (if using). 
  5. Place the milk, cream, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, and salt in a medium pot and place over low heat until steaming.  
  6. Whisk the eggs and yolks together in a large bowl, then ladle in the hot milk mixture, a little at a time, to warm the eggs.  
  7. Stir in the vanilla.  
  8. Pour the custard over the buttered bread.  
  9. Sprinkle with Demerarra sugar, and place the baking dish(es) into a larger pan.  Carefully pour hot water into the larger pan, to a depth of about 1 ½ inches.  
  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes (for individual bread & butter puddings)*, or until the edges of the bread have browned slightly but the custard is still a little wobbly towards the center.  
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for garnish, and serve warm. 
Recipe Notes

*A larger baking dish may need a little more time in the oven.  

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Nutrition Facts
Bread & Butter Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 2701 Calories from Fat 1701
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 189g 291%
Saturated Fat 108g 540%
Cholesterol 479mg 160%
Sodium 1797mg 75%
Potassium 947mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 219g 73%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 155g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 65.6%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 27.4%
Iron 37.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.