Paula Deen’s Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding is one of my biggest weaknesses. I had my first taste of bread pudding when I tired Kneaders Raspberry Bread Pudding. It was love at first bite. Seriously, if I am going to splurge on calories, just put a plate of that in front of me and watch it disappear within seconds ;-)

This bread pudding is pretty delicious… then again, anything made from Paula Deen is going to be sinfully good. If you are looking for that perfect, decedent treat that will completely knock the socks off of your guests, then this is the recipe you are looking for. It is melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the sauce is the perfect and most delectable compliment to this treat.

Paula Deen's Bread Pudding... this is seriously melt-in-your-mouth DELICIOUS! #recipe #dessert

Paula Deen's Bread Pudding

Paula Deen's Bread Pudding... this is seriously melt-in-your-mouth DELICIOUS! #recipe #dessert

By Chef in Training Published: February 3, 2013

  • Yield: 10 Servings

This recipe is seriously melt-in-your-mouth DELICIOUS!



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix and combine sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add in bread cubes and gently stir in bread crumbs to evenly coat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. While bread cubes are resting/soaking, get out a second medium bowl. Combine brown sugar, butter and pecans until it reaches a crumble.
  4. Evenly pour/distribute bread cube mixture in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle brown sugar crumble evenly over the top.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until set.
  6. To make sauce, Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar melts.
  7. Pour over bread pudding. Bread pudding is best served warm.

(recipe from: Paula Deen)

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  1. This desserts speaks my name! I love bread pudding and Paula always nails her desserts on the head! Thanks for making and sharing this, now where’s my piece??!? ;)

  2. I recently went a cooking class and we made a bread pudding with chocolate in it and a bourbon sauce on the top–it was literally the most amazing, mouthwatering food I had ever eaten. I can not wait to try yours!!

  3. I love bread pudding! I haven’t had it in ages and come to think of it – I think my mom has always been the one to make it for us. I don’t think I’ve made it for myself yet. Oh gosh, I need to change that. I can only imagine how amazing Paula D’s version is Nikki!

  4. Kimberly

    I made this recipe a few years ago and it was a complete success! Definitely a hit with the coworkers and friends! It’s DEANlicious! :)

  5. I’m pretty sure that one cup of brown sugar is supposed to be a half cup.
    The first time I made this recipe from Paula Deen’s site on Food Network, the bread pudding was perfect and the sauce was overkill. I made it again a couple of days ago, and felt it was way too sweet. Anyway, next time I plan to reduce the granulated sugar to half, too.

    • Theresa

      Just put this into the oven but wanted to say that I cut back the sugar to 1 cup instead of 2. I tasted it and it was definitely sweet enough. I am foregoing the topping which includes brown sugar as it would be extremely too sweet for our taste. I will definitely make the sauce and will sprinkle pecans over it after it bakes and before I pour the sauce on top. I absolutely love Paula Deen and these changes are not a reflection on her recipe. Just have to cut back my sugar! Thanks!

    • Rose

      Stephanie – I am so glad you caught this! I am printing it up to make for Christmas and I just checked Paula Deen’s site and you’re right – it IS only 1/2 cup. Good eye :-)


  6. Sandra

    This is definitely the best bread pudding I have ever tasted. however, I did cut the sugar and butter in half and it was still rich and sweet. This is definitely a keeper!!!

  7. Lisa

    The bread pudding is absolutely delicious and very easy, but in my opinion it is a bit too sweet. I will make it again but I will reduce the sugar in the custard by at least a half cup and will eliminate the brown sugar in the middle. I also used a cup of raisins instead of the nuts. The flavor of the custard and the vanilla sauce are delicious.

    • Shirley

      I haven’t made this bread pudding yet, but I am looking forward to it for a church social meeting. I can’t wait until the ladies taste this (so much talked about) bread pudding desert.