This rich and creamy bread pudding is a truly decadent and comforting dessert.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch baking dish
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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CARAMEL SAUCE

Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Chop the peaches and lightly mash them in a mixing bowl. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and the eggs; add them to the peaches and mix well. Stir in the hot water, melted butter, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir the French bread into to the custard mixture until the bread is completely moistened. Turn the pudding into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake until a knife inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • While the pudding is baking, combine the brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, corn syrup, and rum in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until just slightly thickened. Let cool slightly.

  • Remove the pudding from the oven and let it cool for about ten minutes before serving. Serve warm with the caramel sauce. Cool and cover any leftover pudding and store it in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note

If you prefer, you can omit the rum and use 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in the caramel sauce instead.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 60.9g 20% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 105.7mg 35% DV; sodium 449.5mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
OMG!.. To die for!.. I made this as the recipe stated but added maybe an extra cup of French bread to use it all up and canned peaches. It was delicious; I added some whipped cream and dash of nutmeg on top for presentaion... :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2012
I had a lot higher expectations for this dish. I was hoping it would be super flavorful and more exotic than just a regular bread pudding. I love bread pudding, and this one was just ok. I hardly tasted any of the peaches, so that definitely needs to be increased. Once the sauce was cooked, it didn't have a bit of rum flavor to it, so if you like rum, that will need to be increased. The bread pudding cooked nicely and accurately, but I felt like the top sauce overwhelmed it with too much sweetness. I should have gone sparingly instead of pouring the whole amount on top. Overall, it tasted like typical, ordinary bread pudding. To be more accurate to it's title, it will definitely need some modifications. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
OMG!.. To die for!.. I made this as the recipe stated but added maybe an extra cup of French bread to use it all up and canned peaches. It was delicious; I added some whipped cream and dash of nutmeg on top for presentaion... :) Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
04/02/09 I had been wanting to make this recipe for awhile as bread pudding is my ultimate comfort food dessert. Unfortunately, on a cold and blizzardy day in Denver I realized I didn't have any peaches so I substituted pineapple chunks. It turned out great. I also added 2 more eggs than called for in the recipe and the custard turned out perfect. Not too soupy at all. Additional note: I had some very ripe peaches that needed to be used and I was able to make this recipe as written. Fabulous! I added 3 more eggs than called for and also used half and half. I think the more eggs are needed in the original recipe. Wonderful sauce too. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
This has yet to be one of the best bread puddings yet...As a diabetic I altered the condense milk to a cup of lactose free milk with 10 pkgs of splenda...and half the amount of sugar for the carmel...It still was a dream in our mouths. Our taste buds were thrilled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
Amazing! My hubby and I loved this dessert! I added an extra cup of bread and left the crust on. I also used 2 large peaches and diced them up pretty small. And I can't say enough about the sauce - it's to die for! I highly recommend this recipe and I can't wait to try this recipe with other fruit like apples or pears! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2008
This is a wonderful variation from the plain old bread pudding. I will definitely make it again. The caramel sauce is also great on other desserts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Awesome...used canned peaches and it was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2009
Yum! I didn't have enough peaches so I just made it without fruit. I also made 1/2 the recipe except I did use 2 eggs because others had said it needed the extra eggs. It turned out perfect! The caramel sauce is the bomb! Thank you jowolf for giving us your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
I made this for a family gathering last nite and this dessert WOW'D em...even those who aren't bread budding fans! I added a 2T of peach liquor to the batter for a lil added YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2008
Made this last night for our card group and they devoured it. Tripled the rum. As good as my moms recipe. Today I am going to add chocolate chips and omit the peaches. We'll see how it goes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2012
I had a lot higher expectations for this dish. I was hoping it would be super flavorful and more exotic than just a regular bread pudding. I love bread pudding, and this one was just ok. I hardly tasted any of the peaches, so that definitely needs to be increased. Once the sauce was cooked, it didn't have a bit of rum flavor to it, so if you like rum, that will need to be increased. The bread pudding cooked nicely and accurately, but I felt like the top sauce overwhelmed it with too much sweetness. I should have gone sparingly instead of pouring the whole amount on top. Overall, it tasted like typical, ordinary bread pudding. To be more accurate to it's title, it will definitely need some modifications. Read More
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