Friday, April 20, 2012

Rustic Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce

Obviously I made one big sweet blueberry bread, I had enough leftover to make some dessert out of it.


For the bread pudding:
  • 1 pound sweet bread, coarsely shredded
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
For the spiced rum sauce:
  • 1 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons dark rum
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • To make spiced rum sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Add rum, cream and cinnamon, and bring to simmer. Continue cooking until the sauce is reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • To make the bread pudding: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Whisk eggs, milk, whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a large bowl until well blended. Place shredded bread and dried blueberries in the greased baking dish. Pour the egg mixture onto the bread. Bake in the oven until puffed and golden brown, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven, and drizzle the pudding with spiced rum sauce immediately. Cool down slightly and serve warm.
Recipe is adapted from 


  1. This bread pudding is superb - the flavours must mix so well together :D

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  2. I love bread pudding, but my husband does not. This looks like a great recipe to change his mind though :)

    1. I am not a huge fan of bread pudding myself. But a little booze makes a big difference :)

  3. The rum sauce makes a really delicious twist in this pudding...Count me in for a little boozy snack. Love the combination!

  4. I don't eat enough bread pudding. Yours is tempting me to get in the kitchen. Loving the addition of rum:)

  5. Wow. This looks so delicious. Bread pudding is sooo yummy. Beautiful photos as well.

  6. awesome bread pudding! that rum sauce sounds AMAZING!

  7. Wow looks fantastic. Rum sauce in a thats delicious!

  8. i didn't grow up with bread pudding so it's not a dessert that i naturally gravitate towards. however, i do enjoy throwing stale bread into a casserole dish and throwing veggies and egg all over it to make a very rustic breakfast... i wonder what booze would do to it?!

  9. These look so good! I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award on my latest post! To accept check it out : )

  10. This is great do you have a catologue if so I would love one to share with friends and family.
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