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My dad and I are HUGE fans of bread pudding.  Since I was a little girl I have always loved bread pudding.  I have tried many over the years but there is one that is my favorite.  I love the White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Ruggles Green here in Houston.  If you ever make it here…you have to go there!!

It starts with the bread

For a bread pudding to be AMAZING it starts with the bread.  For this recipe I went with a brioche.  It is a rich and buttery bread that absorbs the custard while not falling apart.

I was not planning on making this bread pudding but I was at the most precious little farm to table restaurant, Provisions, and they had some fresh baked brioche bread for sale, and I love their brioche bread.  They have a grilled cheese that I always order on this bread so I knew I had to have the loaf.  Once I got it home I started thinking about all the ways I wanted to use it and then it hit me…bread pudding.

Since bread pudding is not something I make everyday I knew I had to make my favorite…at least my version of it.

The deeper the better

At Ruggles they serve the bread pudding in individual oval ramekins, but for The Hubby and I wanted to make it in a big casserole dish.  I made sure to use one of my deeper casserole dishes as I wanted to make sure to be able to get as much custard in there as possible. The custard is where all the yummy lives, so the more the better.

I also like the big thick servings you get when making it in a casserole dish.  If you would prefer to make them in ramekins though feel free to do so.  Just adjust cooking time as needed, but make sure to still cook in a water bath.

It is worth the wait

16 servings

Whit Chocolate Bread Pudding

This White Chocolate Bread Pudding is inspired from my favorite bread pudding ever, only with a few additions to make it a little extra special

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

2 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf brioche bread (or challah, or french bread) - that is a day or so old
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups half & half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 4 oz white chocolate
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional Toppings
  • White Chocolate Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Whipped Cream

Directions

  • Preheat over to 325
  • Spray a large casserole dish with nonstick spray
  • Tear bread into small pieces (or cut into cubes) and layer into casserole dish
  • In a medium saucepan bring whipping cream, half & half & vanilla bean paste to a simmer (do not let boil)
  • Stir in white chocolate, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted
  • Remove from heat to let cool for 5-10 minutes
  • In a bowl whisk together egg yolks, sugar & salt until smooth and a little lighter in color
  • Slowly add in cream mixture to egg mixture, mixing until well combined
  • Pour mixture over bread and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Place casserole dish into large broiling pan and fill broiling pan with boiling water until it is about 1 inch deep
  • Place into oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours, making sure to cover pan with foil after 45 minutes
  • After 90 minutes, check and see if it is pulling away from the sides a little and if a toothpick comes out clean when inserted about 1 inch away from the side
  • Remove and let cool for 15-20 minutes before serving
  • Cut into squares and serve with any toppings you prefer
  • ENJOY!!

Notes

Each serving (without toppings) is 16 WW Smart Points

Nutritonal Info

Calories 363 - Calories from Fat 180 - Total Fat 20 g - Saturated Fat 10.3 g - Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g - Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g - Trans Fat 0 g - Cholesterol 168 g - Sodium 320 mg - Potassium 104 mg - Total Carbohydrate 38 g - Dietary Fiber 0 g - Sugars 19 g - Protein 6 g

Vitamin A 14 % - Vitamin C 0 % - Calcium 9 % - Iron 6 %

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Finishing it off

To really make this bread pudding something super special I topped it with some melted white chocolate and this salted caramel sauceIt really is the perfect wait to top this already amazing bread pudding even better. 

Make today sparkle – MJ


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