Cajun Bread Pudding


This is my husband's favorite dessert, and it's a perfect dish for a crowd, too.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
12 servings


  • 4 ¾ cups milk, divided

  • 4 eggs

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup butter, softened

  • 11 cups cubed French bread (1 inch cubes)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup raisins

  • cup chopped pecans


  • ¼ cup water

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup corn syrup

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 dash Dash salt


  1. In a saucepan, heat 4 cups of milk until warm; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining milk, eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla. Gradually add warmed milk, stirring constantly. Stir in butter. Add bread cubes; soak 10 minutes. Add cinnamon, and raisins and/or pecans if desired. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, for sauce, bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add sugar; stir to dissolve. Add corn syrup. Bring to boil; cook 15-20 seconds. Remove from the heat; add remaining ingredients. Cut pudding into squares and serve with sauce.