Tres Leches Bread Pudding with …

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 ...This bread pudding is AMAZING!  The Vanilla Cream Sauce is out of this world yummy!

4.4 from 8 reviews
Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Vanilla Cream Sauce
The flavor of this Tres Leches Bread Pudding is amazing!
Recipe type: Breakfast, dessert
  • 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
  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.
Vanilla Cream Sauce from the Kneaders Raspberry Bread Pudding recipe


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  1. 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?

    • Diananu

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

  2. Z

    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!

  3. Ban

    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.

    • 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.

  4. Mary M

    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.

  5. Alex

    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.

  6. 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

  7. 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 ?