Chocolate Bread Pudding with Rum Toffee Sauce

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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Rum Toffee Sauce Chocolate Bread Pudding with Rum Toffee Sauce

Servings: 8 to 10
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 loaf Hawaiian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1/2 stick butter, melted
4 large eggs
8 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
Rum Toffee Sauce, recipe follows





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.

Add the bread cubes to a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of the cream, the milk, 1 cup sugar, butter, and eggs. Add the cream mixture to the bread cubes, stirring to combine. Let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in the chocolate and pecans. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup cream and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake until the center is set, about 1 hour. Serve with Rum Toffee Sauce.

Rum Toffee Sauce:

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat, stir in the cream and rum and simmer for 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Let cool. The sauce can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Yield: about 3 cups

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Reader Comments:


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By Diana L Young on December 06, 2013


This IS SO GOOD! I poured the rum sauce over the cake before I cooked it It is good hot cold and everything in-between!!!

By June Crafton on August 27, 2012


you made a bread pudding with your son in late april first of may with buscuits please i would like the receipe thank you

By bonnie adams on May 19, 2012


WOW! Amazing dessert. I found the "Kings Hawaiian" rolls instead of the loaf and it worked perfect.(Walmart carries the product in their bakery.) I used Rum extract for the sauce and it was perfect! Very easy recipe to follow. Can't wait to share this little secret with the gang at work. Love your show!

By sharon on January 19, 2012


I saw this recipe in the morning and did not get all of the ingredients and woke up 3:00 AM to see if I could goggle to get recipe...Thank heavens I got on the Internet (I usually don!t) and after about an hour I got the computer to work and was successful in writing everything not only did Paula get me a new recipe..but she got me to do something on PC other than SOLITAIRE....Thanks you all!!!

By Jeannie Quinn on January 15, 2012


l was watching your show today and you made 2 chocolate cakes you poked holes on it and poured the carmel sauce over the cake and then top it with chopped walnuts or pecans not sure l would really like this receipe thank you

By emily on January 13, 2012


I was just wondering for the rum sauce. How much of it do you put in the pudding. It really doesn't say. Thanks.

By Christina White on January 10, 2012


You can substitute any 1 lb loaf of sweet bread, such as Challah bread. Kings Hawaiian is the brand name of the bread she references in this recipe. Their website is I used rum extract instead of the rum and the sauce tastes great!

By Susan on January 08, 2012


Saw your show this morning. What is Hawaiian bread? Can hardly wait to make this recipe, you make it look so easy and delicious! Love your show. dee

By Dee on January 08, 2012


Doesn't say how to serve pudding, warm, cold? Sauce? Warm? Cold? Room Temp?

By Shirley G on November 24, 2011


What is Hawaiian bread and where can you find it?

By JUSTRITZ16 on September 23, 2011


Saw this on tv made it today...shared with friends....everyone said it was awesome!! I substituted almonds for the pecans...choc. chunks I use for choc. chip cookies...left out the rum in the sauce all because this is what I had on hand...AWESOME...THANK YOU PAULA.. LOVE WHO YOUR PERSONALITY.

By Maxine Parker on July 23, 2011


Could you please explain what Hawaiian bread is as we dont get this in South Africa. I would like to use a substitute. Thanks Debz

By Debby Howes on June 11, 2011


Is there a different or alternate recipe for a sauce NOT using rum?

By Paula Englert on May 11, 2011


Easter dessert is taken care of, thank you.

By Jorunn Akre on April 06, 2011


Hi Paula, I watched you & your son make this last night. My mouth was watering big time. I watch your show all the time (one of my favorites) and I love you being so down to earth and even more so the "normal" ingredients you always use in your recipes. Thank you for making it easy for us. Best to all you. Mary

By Mary on March 04, 2011


Hey Linda Pilato! The Hawaiian Sweet Bread Rolls will work perfectly. Use the entire pack.

By Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen on January 09, 2011


I would love to make this recipe but I cannot find Hawaiian Bread. I can only find Hawaiian sweet bread that come in the form of rolls. If I use this, how many rolls do I need. Please respond because I have family and friends that can't wait to try this bread pudding. Thanks!

By linda pilato on January 07, 2011


This was fantastic!! One of the best desserts I've made. My friends and family all loved it!!

By missyandpete on July 12, 2010


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