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Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Frosting

For the best bread pudding you'll ever make try this recipe for an old fashioned creamy and rich bread pudding, topped with a cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread pudding, bread pudding recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


Bread Pudding

  • 1 loaf Potato Bread cut into cubes, (more if you need it, the bread should mound high above your casserole dish.)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla
  • cup Raisins optional or use craisins, or chocolate chips
  • ½ stick butter melted

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ¼ lb butter softened
  • ½ lb cream cheese softened not whipped
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar more if you like it sweeter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract


Bread Pudding

  • The first thing you want to do is find a proper baking dish or casserole to bake this in, a 9×9 inch or 8x8 inch pan will do nicely. Or something around that size.
  • In a bowl cream the sugar and eggs till creamy. Add the milk and vanilla mixing until fully blended.
  • Place the bread cubes and raisins (mixed together) in your baking dish.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the cut bread, mixing it well so that all of the bread has absorbed some of the milk. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, overnight in the fridge is even better.
  • Brush the bread pudding with the melted butter.
  • Cover the prepared bread pudding loosely with aluminum foil and Bake for one hour at 350 degrees
  • Uncover and continue to bake for 15-30 minutes or until the center is fully set and the color is golden brown.
  • The bread pudding will rise quite a bit, but sadly it will fall, this won't affect the flavor.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Whip the butter and cream cheese in your mixture at high speed to get some air into it.
  • Turn the mixer down all the way and add your 10 x sugar gradually increasing the speed
  • Add the vanilla and mix well
  • If you would like to do a little something else to drive your friends into a frenzy, add about two tablespoons of brandy or your favorite liqueur to the frosting. When you put this cream cheese frosting on the warm bread pudding, the aromatics will be wonderful! (if you need a little more 10x at this point add it in)


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 829IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg