Easy Brioche Bread Pudding Recipe

One dessert that makes me want to roll my eyes to the back of my head is bread pudding. It's so easy to make and extremely satisfying. While there are so many different variations, this one is pretty basic. In this recipe, I used a buttery brioche soaked in milk, eggs, vanilla and sugar. It's important that you use a brioche that you enjoy because the taste of the bread matters. Also, be sure to leave the actual bread out overnight so that it can go stale in order for the pudding to maintain texture and structure. 

The results turned out sweet and indulgent. When the bread pudding was done baking, the edges were crisp and the walnuts gave it such a great crunch.  It was definitely enjoyed by many! 

Easy Brioche Bread Pudding Recipe

Serves 4-6  

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups granulated sugar 
  • 1 stale (1 day) loaf of brioche bread (about 3 cups, cubed)
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups whole milk 
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup packed light or brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13x2.5 inch baking pan. 
  2. Using a electronic mixer, combine granulated sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla together in a large bowl. 
  3. Put cubed bread in the large bowl mixture, let it sit for 12 minutes. 
  4. In another bowl, mix to combine brown sugar, walnuts, and butter.
  5. Pour bread mixture into 9x13x2.5 inch baking pan (depending on if you like a moist bread or a less moist bread, you may want to strain some liquid out).
  6. Spread brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 40 minutes, or until set. 
  7. Serve and enjoy - with a nice glass of milk.

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