Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Vanilla Cream Sauce

Several of my family members are huge Tres Leches Cake fans. What is not to love about a variety of creamy milks combining together and soaking and saturating each and every bite?!

This Tres Leches Bread Pudding is a dessert or breakfast that will wow your company. It is SO simple to throw together but tastes so fancy and special! It is absolutely perfect for the holidays!

The layers of bread just melt in your mouth. It is heaven with each and ever bite.

That said, the real magic of this recipe is found in the Vanilla Cream Sauce. Oh. My. Gosh. It is to die for! I could drink this stuff…. I wish I were kidding!

The Vanilla Cream Sauce and bread pudding combine together to bring you melt-in-your-mouth amazingness! Don’t miss out on this recipe!

Tres Leches Bread Pudding from chef-in-training.com ...This bread pudding is AMAZING!  The Vanilla Cream Sauce is out of this world yummy!

4.5 from 15 reviews
Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Vanilla Cream Sauce
 
The flavor of this Tres Leches Bread Pudding is amazing!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf french bread, thinly sliced and cut into quarters
  • 2¼ cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 9 large egg yolks
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract
Vanilla Cream Sauce:
  • 1⅓ cups butter
  • 5 Tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cups sugar
Instructions
  1. Grease 9x13 baking pan.
  2. Place bread slices in pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, rum extract, salt and egg yolks until smooth.
  4. Pour over bread and bake 375 degrees F for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and set.
  5. Serve warm and top with Vanilla Cream Sauce.
Vanilla Cream Sauce:
  1. In saucepan, melt butter on medium low heat. Add flour and cook 10 minutes, stir continually. Add salt, cream, and sugar and stir until mixture becomes thick.. Remove from hear and stir in vanilla. Pour warm over Bread pudding.
Notes
Vanilla Cream Sauce from the Kneaders Raspberry Bread Pudding recipe

Enjoy!

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I have a bread pudding/baked french toast recipe up today too...but you were the smart one because that vanilla cream!! I want to drink it! Pinned :)

  2. Elizabeth

    This is a dream of a recipe. I cannot wait to try it.

  3. Chels R.

    Oh man, does that ever look good. I have a weakness for bread pudding.

  4. Denise Baker

    HI. ! Can you make this ahead of time and keep it in the refridge and then just warm it up again in the oven the day of the party?

    1. Diananu

      5

      Tres Leches is a very traditional dish in Costa Rica, we eat it cold.... like coming out of the fridge cold and its awesome! :)

  5. Hannah Sensenbrenner

    4

    Cut the vanilla sauce in half and it should be just enough. Recipe makes way too much sauce.

  6. Z

    5

    HO. MAI. GOD. Sooo so good. Made this for brunch and it was a hit! People who are worried abt calories can STFU and move along. (Excuse my French!) I have such strong feelings for this bread pudding!

    I followed the recipe to a T, except i omitted the rum extract (didn't have any), used an italian loaf (similar to french loaf), and i halved the sauce like another reviewer suggested.( i still ended up with extra sauce)

    I would suggest that u lean the bread slice halves kinda 45 degrees against the side of the pan. And keep arranging the whole bread that way and pack it somewhat tight. This way when u pour the egg mixture it doesnt cover all the bread, leaving the tops exposed to allow them to get crunchy! The crunch with the moist pudding is perfection.

    Also, do not prepare this overnight and let the bread soak in the egg mixture so u can pop this in the oven in the morning. Just prepare it in the morning. It takes no time at all. You do not want your pudding to be soggy.

    I keep my baked bread pudding in the warm oven until i'm ready to serve, and then I pour the sauce over it.

    Thank you so much for this recipe, and I hope everyone else will enjoy it too!

  7. Patricia A Billiot

    5

    my husband loves bread pudding ,i need a new recipe .

  8. Ban

    Hello!
    This recipe looks absolutely amazing! I have to try it.
    I just want to ask.
    By "evaporated milk" do you mean powdered milk?

    I'm thinking of making this as dessert and adding/sprinkling sliced almonds on top.

    1. Janice

      Evaporated milk comes in a can just like the sweetened condensed milk does. They are usually next to each other in the baking aisle. The best brands are Carnation and Eagle. Powered milk is totally different.

    2. kit kat's mom

      No... evaporated milk is JUST THAT - EVAPORATED MILK --- it comes in a can and will say "EVAPORATED MILK" on the label - "Pet" is a brand name that makes it, so some people call it "Pet Milk" --- basically it is just canned milk... but NOT the sweetened kind

    3. Brian Raef

      4

      No, canned milk. Skip it and use cream. You won't have the metallic taste of canned milk.

  9. Kara

    wouldnt brioche be better?

  10. Mary M

    2

    I made this for my bookclub dessert. Sooooooooooo not impressed. I would call this mediocre. The vanilla sauce was very good, but only make half the recipe as it makes way too much. There are too many other GREAT bread pudding recipes out there, find another one.

  11. Alex

    5

    I made this for my boyfriend who loves bread pudding and he LOVED it! I brought the rest to work and everyone here is loving it too and asking for the recipe! I cooked it 40 minutes and wish I had cooked it a tad longer. I also used Challah bread instead.

  12. Sherry

    Could the sauce be altered to make a rum sauce (pretty fond of rum sauce on bread pudding). I would assume you would replace the vanilla with dark rum... or just add dark rum and cook until it is reduced? This sauce sounds great, but mmmmmm.... rum sauce! lol

  13. Sue

    How much white or dark rum should put in the sauce for flavor? I'm leaving the extract out of the pudding, but I'd like to add s littlr in the sauce. Thoughts ?

  14. Amy

    4

    i love the recipe. But we did not finish it. Can we keep the leftover? Do I assume I need to refridigate ?

  15. Rick Shaffer

    Nothing better then bread pudding

  16. Char Stuto

    5

    I made it for Father's day . Was good but needs tweeking it's missing something

  17. Tanya

    My children are lactose intolerant what can I use instead of a can of condensed milk & a can of evaporated milk ,could I use oatly cream or coconut cream instead as I would love to try this recipe .

    1. Carolina

      In Brazil we make tres leches with condensed milk, heavy cream, and coconut milk.
      So to answer your question about making it for you're kids who are lactose intolerant maybe you can use coconut milk, almond or soy milk, and then maybe coconut cream (which is thick and sweet like condensed milk- of course then you get the bonus of the coconut flavor!)

    2. Kyle

      4

      Get your kids some Lactaid - lactase enzyme supplement. I'm lactose intolerant too, so I take Lactaid so I don't have to sleep in the bathroom after consuming dairy.

  18. Mark

    I could touch myself just thinking about this! I made it yesterday and it turned out just glorious. Don't worry about there being too much vanilla sauce, whatever's left you'll just wanna drink afterwards! I'd become the personal servant of the woman who created this if I could! Warm, moist, lovely, and delicious.

  19. Denise d'Entremont

    What size loaf?

  20. Kimberly

    This is ridiculously good. The sauce makes it. Yes, you certainly do want to drink it.

  21. Ksmnforck

    Just made this tonight. Family loves it! WIN! Only half the sauce, though I could probably eat it alone.

  22. Jeannie

    5

    Looks delicious!

  23. Tally

    5

    I've made this so many times, its amazing!

  24. Arlene Smith

    "m making this for my bunco group coming up.

  25. Andrea

    5

    It really is dreamy! Most desserts in our house last a couple days at least, but this one disappeared in hours.

  26. Elena Heisel

    My son loves bread pudding and Tres Leches cake so I had to try this. He loved it, said it's his new favorite dessert! In fact my whole family loved it. The only changes I made were adding cinnamon to the custard because it's traditionally in a Tres Leches cake, and I halved the Vanilla Cream Sauce recipe as others had suggested. I thought about adding rum to the sauce too, but it was perfect without it. I will definitely make it again. Thanks!

  27. Annette Rosa

    I expecting to do this delicious recipe. Good for breakfast, not so early, approximate at 10:00.Or like a dessert. When I see you in Facebook, I thought, this is the right opportunity for me, to learn something new about baking and cooking. I cook but I need to do something more, different, try different flavors. I'm sure you'll be my Chef, my teacher. Thank you, Niki.

  28. Cynthia

    I made this tonight for a Cinco de Mayo gathering at my house and it was a HUGE hit! Talk about delicious. That cream sauce is everything. And it was so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Leslie

    I don't really care for rum extract but would rather use rum. Can you sub it out in this recipe and if so, thoughts?

  30. jan

    5

    That was fabulous. I normally just eat one serving of fresh made bread pudding, when it hot and fresh and then that is all I want. I made this bread pudding, and IT was fantastic. I can't put it down. I took some to the office for the girls who work for me, and they even begged for more. GREAT recipe, easy and very very good. I love it when the recipe is as good as the picture. I did add some raisins and cinnamon. Oh, and I love the extra vanilla sauce. PERFECTO.

    1. jan

      Oh, i didn't use the rum at all and it was great without it.

  31. Heather Hedrick

    This is very easy to make. Almost all the ingredients are already in my pantry. I have never made bread pudding. This was the first time. It is for my husband and his fire department crew. I will be dropping off tonight and let them be the official taste testers.

  32. jan wells

    5

    I made this for my family and it was heavenly. I took some into my office and the girls just went nuts for it. This is the easiest and best bread pudding I have made so far. Thank you.