Grand Marnier Bread Pudding (Gluten-Free) Recipe

Erin Swing's Gluten-Free Bread Pudding
Erin Swing's Gluten-Free Bread Pudding


  • 8 slices/200 grams Udi’s or other gluten-free bread
  • 1 1/3 cups/300 grams heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cups/300 grams milk
  • ½ cup/90 grams sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup/60 grams Grand Marnier
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • Juice from 1 orange, seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

With crunchy bread on top and a delicate custard bottom, this bread pudding has a simple, bright, orange flavor. It is equally wonderful as a dessert or a decadent brunch treat. Udi’s sandwich bread works very well for this recipe, either the white or whole grain varieties. Of course, it can be made with regular bread too. I prefer to weigh ingredients when I bake, I find it easier and more fail-safe. 


Cut the bread into ½-inch cubes (with the crusts on). Spread cubes out in an even layer on a baking sheet or jelly roll pan and toast at 325 degrees F for 5 minutes, just until bread cubes have dried out and have a hint of gold on the edges.

Combine the cream, milk and sugar in a heavy saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and foam forms on top.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the hot cream, milk and sugar mixture to the eggs, in a slow, steady stream, constantly stirring. Whisk in, one at a time, the Grand Marnier, zest, orange juice, vanilla extract and salt.

Using a sprayed or buttered 12-muffin tin, an 8- x 8-inch baking pan, or a casserole dish, evenly distribute the bread cubes. Evenly pour or ladle the custard into the pan, covering the bread cubes. Push any bread that is not covered to absorb the custard.

Let stand refrigerated for 1 hour or longer, so the bread absorbs the custard mixture. If necessary, push the bread down into the pan once or twice after the mixture has had time to stand.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until set and golden brown on top, about 30 minutes for the muffins and about 45 minutes for a single pan. Use a toothpick to test for doneness: if it comes out clean, it’s done.

Allow to rest until cool enough to handle before serving or cutting.


Calories per serving:

225 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 156g 240%
  • Carbs 246g 82%
  • Saturated 81g 405%
  • Fiber 17g 67%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 161g
  • Monounsaturated 42g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 60g 120%
  • Cholesterol 1,185mg 395%
  • Sodium 2,150mg 90%
  • Calcium 875mg 87%
  • Magnesium 112mg 28%
  • Potassium 1,572mg 45%
  • Iron 6mg 31%
  • Zinc 5mg 31%
  • Phosphorus 888mg 127%
  • Vitamin A 1,731µg 192%
  • Vitamin C 198mg 329%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 113%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 37%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 231µg 58%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 61%
  • Vitamin D 10µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 14%
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