The Best Bread Pudding Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 60 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 3 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, plus 1/4 cup softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg, beaten, for the sauce
  • 1/4 cup brandy


Preheat the oven to 350º. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.


Mix together 2 cups granulated sugar, 5 eggs and milk in a bowl; add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.


In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter and pecans.


Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.


For the sauce:

Mix together 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.

The Best Bread Pudding


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2 Reviews

Tinna 8/30/2015
This recipe is d

This recipe is delicious!!! I used rum instead of brandy! Um,um good!

Sharon 12/13/2014
Can't wait to ma

Can't wait to make this. No brandy but this is a great looking recipe. I love the sauce.

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