Have some leftover croissants, doughnuts, quick breads or brioche lying around? Bread pudding is a quick and easy go-to dish that can be both elegant and economical. The dishes below can be made ahead and reheated when it’s time to serve.
Whether you have a hankering for a savory mushroom and goat cheese dish that's perfect for weekday lunches, or a decadent chocolate dessert for your dinner party, our collection below is certain to leave you hungry for more.
From: Erin Swing, The Sensitive Epicure
This classic take on bread pudding gets a kick from Grand Marnier. Use gluten-free bread for a celiac-friendly treat.
Eggy French toast meets a pumpkin-pie-like custard in this easy to make sweet bread pudding.
From: Cooking Light
This healthy vegetarian entrée becomes a complete meal when served with a salad. Don’t like red peppers? Try adding sundried tomatoes instead.
Renowned California chef Suzanne Goin takes the basic bread pudding recipe, throws in chocolate, a cinnamony custard, and caramelizes the top. Sure to impress all your holiday dinner party guests.
From: The New York Times
What to do with leftover, slightly stale doughnuts (or croissants, pretzels, muffins)? Do as Eli Zabar does. Make bread pudding!
From: Ella Cinders Eats blog
This simple recipe takes the perfect combination of rosemary, caramelized onions, and cheese and applies it to bread pudding. If you don’t have goat or cheddar cheese, try gruyere.
Not your typical bread pudding, this recipe sandwiches caramelized apples with apple butter-slathered slices of brioche before adding a rich, eggy custard.
Combining bourbon soaked raisins with a buttery bourbon sauce elevates bread pudding to a whole new level of indulgence.