Peachy Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
This rich and creamy bread pudding is a truly decadent and comforting dessert.
This rich and creamy bread pudding is a truly decadent and comforting dessert.
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
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... :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Awesome...used canned peaches and it was wonderful!
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!
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!
Very good! I added a bit of extra bread than called for. I think it would have been soupy otherwise. And I added just a drop of rum extract to enhance the rum flavor in the sauce.
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.
This was excellent...although I substituted peaches for bananas and bread for 4 croissants...so good! I also used the vanilla instead of rum in the caramel. I used a muffin tin to cook them and it filled up 12 cups, greased with veg shortening. I like to have individual servings. Cooked about 35 minutes on convection. Great recipe - I was trying to mimic something I had at a restaurant last week and this was fantastic, my husband said as good or better than the original we had.
This was very good, however, a little note on the caramel sauce: being in Tennessee and unable to purchase rum on a Sunday, I decided to simply leave it out. Bad idea. The caramel sauce hardened quickly and wouldn't come out of my sauce pan without me heating it up. I put it on the bread pudding, and I thought my teeth were going to come out of my head trying to chew it. It tasted great, and I'm sure it would have been fantastic with the rum that certainly needs to go in there! I will try this again on a day when the liquor stores are open and hope for smoother results :)
Excellent recipe and we are a family that loves bread pudding. The peaches I had were not ripe enough to use so I used canned ( not expecting to like it), boy was I wrong. I used two cans of diced peaches in heavy syrup (drained, I did not mash them as we like big chunks of peaches. In place of the hot water I used the heavy syrup I drained from the peaches which equaled a little less than 1 1/4 cup, it was plenty of liquid. I baked in a dish smaller than called for in the recipe to make it thicker and baked 1 hour and 15 mn. I left the rum out of the sauce and replaced with vanilla. This dish is superb and I will be making for a family gathering next week.
Excellent! This was a big hit on Thanksgiving Day. I incorporated many of the suggestions made on this recipe. I added an additional cup of peaches (canned); added an additional cup of bread; used challah bread; and substituted some of the peach juice for the water. I also made one and a half recipes and found that doing so filled a 9 x 13 pan. Thanks for posting this recipe....it is delicious, especially with the caramel sauce!
Awesome! It tastes like a mix between peachy bread pudding and peach cobbler. The only thing I changed and would want to change about this recipe was that I used fresh peaches. :) Maybe extra caramel sauce to serve over the ice cream would be good too. :)
My husband is a big fan of bread pudding. In need to use up the bushel of peaches he bought, I tried this recipe. It was a complete success. Even the kids who dont like bread pudding ate it. Thankyou for sharing!
This turns out somewhere between bread pudding and peach cobbler. The peaches are a great replacement for the raisins that are in most bread puddings I've had. The caramel sauce is AWESOME! It would make a great ice cream topping just by itself. I did tweak a couple of things. Since water doesn't bring any flavor to the party, I replaced the 1 1/4 cups of hot water with some warm milk (about 3/4 cup) and peack schnapps (about 1/2 cup) - WORKED GREAT!
Bread pudding isn't my thing and this was my first attempt at making it myself. I made it for guests and it was devoured. Seriously, the whole pan, by three people, no leftovers. It was a really fun, unique desert and I was honestly proud to serve it. I didn't change a thing and followed the recipe exactly. It was incredibly easy, even the sauce, and I would definitely make this again. Thanks!
Absolutely delicious. For once, I was actually delighted that I am the only bit bread pudding fan in my family, because I got this dessert to myself. It took days to finish, and was still delicious at the end. I made no changes except to use a little rum extract instead of the rum in the caramel sauce. What a fabulous find!
My family devoured this quickly. I made as directed but will add a cup more of peaches next time. I used Penzey's Ceylon Cinnamon which works well with fruit. The caramel sauce is delicious!! I will be making this again.
I was tempted to play around with the recipe (adding a touch of pure almond extract, swapping the water with cream--which still has me wondering why...) but I stuck with the original (used frozen peaches though) and was pleased with the flavors. I normally prefer a thicker bread pudding; as others have mentioned, it's only about an inch or so thick, but I thought it worked. It seems you get more peach to each bite. I enjoyed the caramel sauce-though I used vanilla in place of the rum and added a pinch of salt. I think it will be a hit as a special at the restaurant this week!
Wonderful easy recipie. My husband is not a big fan of peaches, but he loved this recipie. It's a nice, light, tasty recipie, and the caramel rum sauce is so good over top. We added a dollop of whipped cream. I stored leftovers in the fridge, and reheated in the microwave the next day. Still tastes just as good.
I have never made bread pudding before this. Very simple to make. Added extra peaches after reading the other reviews. My husband grew up on bread pudding, I made this for him, he said it was by far the best he has ever eaten. I made my first batch on thurs, I am now making another batch. (It's Sunday!) I wouldn't change a thing, except add more peaches. We had it with the caramel sauce recipe provided, outstanding. (I don't even like caramel)
Delicious even with fat free sweetened condensed milk! There was more than enough caramel sauce.
Oh wow so amazing! First time making bread pudding. I was craving for peaches and had some day old french bread to use up and I'm so glad I found this in the reviews section. The only change I made was to use milk (1 cup) instead of water, added 1 more eggs, and used frozen peaches (diced in processor).
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.
Very good almost tasted like a peach cobbler and instead of rum I used lemon in the sauce. I love lemon sauce on my bread pudding so it made it very tasty. I will be making this again
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! I have made it twice and want to eat the whole pan! Yummy! I made the saue with onc with the rum and once without. I personally like it without the rum but it does harden up after awhile. I put mine in a microwavable dish and simply reheated for a few seconds then served over my bread pudding. I actually liked the caramel when it was hardened too. Served it over ice cream and added it on top of warm brownies. Very good recipe! Thanks!
This bread pudding recipe is awesome! The bread pudding turns out rich and flavorful, fluffy but substantial. I added 1 tsp. almond extract to enhance the peace flavor. I am also going to try it with blueberries instead of peaches. Thanks for sharing this!
I made this last night and it was wonderful....my husband who is not a bread eater even enjoyed it! I added a tsp. nutmeg, allspice, and apple pie spice to the peaches. I also substituted 1/4 cup peach juice (I used canned peaches) for 1/4 of the water. i didn't mash the peaches, just them up a little. I didn't have rum for the sauce so I used 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 of milk and I melted 3 tbl. of marshmellow creme (from a jar). I stirred until well mixed and drizzled over bread pudding. OMG! This is a keeper!
This is by far the best bread pudding recipe ever. Every time I cook this my customers go crazy. First off, the smell of it baking is heavenly. Second, most people have never tried bread pudding (with a name like that I can see why) and are pleasantly surprised it tastes so good. Finally, the insanity sets in. Once they realized they have almost licked the plate clean they decide they must have more! Hence the 5 star rating I gave this. Thank you jowolf2!!!
added 1/2 cup of cranberries, and served with Cool Whip- didn't realize until after it was gobbled up that I had forgotten the sauce! Will definitely try the sauce next time, but it was delicious without!
Very good! I added an extra egg like others suggested and I used milk instead of water. The caramel sauce really was as good as everyone says. It was so easy to make too!
The only thing I changed was used rum extract instead of rum. We really enjoyed this with the sauce. Even the next day! was gone in two days, that should sum it up.
This was very good. I followed the recipe but baked it in an 8x8 pan because I wanted it to be thick. It came out perfect after about an hour of cooking time. The sauce was great as well. Next time I will add more peaches so that I can taste peaches in every bite!
Very good, but needs some salt. I couldn't reallly taste the peaches, so next time I'd add some peach scnapps.
I used this recipe for the caramel sauce alone and it was out of this world. Poured it over homemade vanilla ice cream. The caramel sauce recipe is one I will keep near and dear forever.
My husband wanted bread pudding for our anniversary dessert, so I made it and it was PERFECT. I halved the recipe since it was just for us, but still used three eggs and replaced the water with milk...delicious!!
What a great peach dessert and the caramel sauce is heavenly. It's not a thick bread pudding, maybe only 1/2" thick. I chunked it up into small squares and layered it in a dessert glass.
This turned out great! I stuck to the recipe except for using canned peaches and it was delicious. Tastes just like summer and the kids can help you make it by ripping up the bread and stiring the sauce. Great recipe!
Delish!! I made it as the recipe said so next time, I will add more peaches. Like others have said, the carmel sauce is to die for!!
Heavenly! I made this for mother's day lunch for my mom-in-law who loves peaches. Everyone gobbled it up and after wards everyone wanted a copy of the recipe.
Yum! I used frozen peaches, since I couldn't find any fresh ones.
A pretty good basic recipe. I did make some changes which made it a 5 star recipe. I used raisin bagels instead of Italian bread. I also used canned peaches with the natural juices and cut down the hot water to 1 cup. I also added 1/2 cup fresh blueberries. I added 5 eggs instead of 3 and 2T vanilla. I baked it for 1 hour at 350. Didn't try the caramel sauce, but did top it ice cream. My family loved it!
Great bread pudding recipe! 1. Added 1 more cup of bread. 2. Used frozen peaches, thawed, 16 oz bag. 3. Used 2 tsps of vanilla. 4. Did not make caramel sauce as it was sweet enough. Update (1/1/11): this has now become my favorite bread pudding recipe after making it a few times. Made this for coworkers Christmas week with rave reviews. Since I made it with the sauce, decided to use reduced-sugar condensed milk for pudding. Also added 2 tbsps of peach schnapps for added flavor. Next time I may double the rum in sauce as I couldn't taste it after baking.
Let me first say, I loved this bread pudding. However, I couldn't give it 5 stars because I really couldn't taste the peaches. Next time, I'll use more peaches or not chop them so finely. The caramel sauce was great on top!
it was ok. it was not decadent enough, and too long prep time to get any more stars. Personally, for a dessert i'd rather have something irresistable than this ordinary one
We went peach picking and I needed something to do with all of our peaches. I found this and it is one of the best things I have ever tasted. YUMMY! Made it for a party and everyone left with the recipe. Definitely enough sauce!
I used white bread left out to air for 1 day to get stale. Also was generous with peaches. Yummy!
Yum! I made this exactly as directed, except I added rum flavoring to caramel sauce I already had. Next time I might use a smaller pan, as my bread pudding turned out a little flat. Delicious with whipped cream, ice cream or alone. Thanks for the recipe!
Excellent! It's not peach season, so I used home canned peaches instead. I first drained them, then cut/lightly smashed as directed in recipe. When done, the bread was infused with a hint of peach and my dinner guests raved.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful. I will double the sauce next time though. That was super yummy...just not enough.
More rum to the sauce and mixture and also if you are missing that peachy taste just half the fresh peaches with canned... Other than that this is a pretty good bread pudding......
I made this with mangoes instead of peaches, b/c I had a couple of really ripe ones begging to be used. OMG! This was sooooo good! The only thing that I'd do differently is to maybe double the recipe. Here in New Orleans we are used to very thick/deep bread pudding and this one turned out really thin when baked in a 9" x 13" dish. However, our french bread is very different here (much lighter), so I'm gonna experiment with the proportions due to our local bread. The caramel sauce is awesome! I did, however, use 2 TBSP rum, since down here we like to taste our alcohol ;) Tonight I took this dessert to dinner with the neighbors and it was a big hit! Thanks jowolf2!
This was comfort food to the max. I cut would cut down the bread by half a cup. I used delicious day old viena loaf and cut the peaches up small. I didnt need the sauce as it was sweet enough. I served with vanilla icecream- yem. Next tome I might add some walnuts in it too.
just made this,,,,,OMG the house smells incredible,and the Caramel sauce is DIVINE
This is lovely, had some canned peaches wanted to use up and we love bread and butter pudding. I used regular bread as it is all I had, I also didn't have 14oz of sweet milk so used what I had which was 6 oz and used regular milk, added a tbsp of sugar and PERFECT....using milk also helps cut calories but didn't take away from the end result. The sauce is gorgeous and as others have said could be used for other things, we dont drink so rum was not in the menu, but used 1 tsp of rum flavouring. Made sauce after removing dessert from oven as it does cool fast and hardens. I did put peaches in a colander and drain off all juices so pudding wouldn't be wet, and then redrained after mashing. We will certainly use this again
Great start to peach bread pudding. After reading the reviews and suggestions, I made a few adjustments myself. First, I roasted fresh peaches on a very lightly buttered baking sheet with a sprinkle of salt, freshly grated nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves. Second, I altered the custard mixture by adding an egg and some nutmeg, salt and cloves. I then, as suggested, I cut the butter in half in both the bread pudding recipe and rum sauce. My bread, believe or not, was almost week old hot dog buns that were VERY stale (oops left them out in a bowl from a bbq last week) Perfect for bread pudding, though, as the marriage of the bread and custard didn't produce a super soggy or super dense final product. I covered my pudding while cooking with the exception of the last 15 minutes to toast the top. The roasted peaches added a great peachy depth to a great traditional bread pudding. Thanks for this great recipe! It was a pleasure eating it!
Awesome! I hate to be one of those people who rates a recipe that they completely changed, however I had no choice but to alter this recipe because my peaches were actually leftover turnover filling that happened to have many of the same ingredients (besides eggs) incorporated. Anyways, this recipe gets 5 stars for inspiration and a recipe to build off of! I did make the sauce substituting simple syrup for corn syrup and it's so easy and delicious its ridiculous! Thank you for a successful bread pudding!!
The caramel sauce is very good and a snap to make. I thought the bread pudding itself was only so-so. However, the concept is pretty good. The next time I want bread pudding with peaches, I'll just stick to my tried and true basic bread pudding recipe and top it with peaches after baking. Add some vanilla ice cream and the caramel sauce and it will be excellent.
My husband thought it was good, but I found it to be Ok. I would make this again for him, but would use a lot more peaches the next time.
Outstanding bread pudding. Everyone loved it, even one person who doesn't like bread pudding devoured it. This recipe will be used often. Thanks!
I used the caramel sauce over a pineapple bread pudding. It just knocked the socks off my old recipe! This smacks of a rainy day and a good book. Thank you for sharing!
Made it for my family on Sat. Went to take a bath before dinner, came back and they had eatten half already. The Sauce for the top is the best too. Plan on making this over and over again !! So simple and so many things i can add, used Peaches this last time, may use Fruit Cocktail this time !
This is DELICIOUS!!! I made it exactly, except for using homemade white bread instead of the french bread. Really an easy recipe for how awesome it is :) Thanks for a great recipe!!!
I'm sure anyone who likes bread pudding will like this. My family just doesn't like bread pudding. I followed the recipe and even added more eggs per the other comments. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't great. I won't make it again.
Very tasty. The rum caramel makes the dish. I was disappointed that there wasn't a stronger peachy flavor though :/ Perhaps next time I will add some blackberrys to create some flavor. However, overall it was fantastic!
This was awesome! I did add a lil bit more bread & I didn't have regular rum so I used Malibu rum but I don't think it really changed the flavor much, if at all. I Will definately make this again! My kids even loved it & they're sooo picky! Thx!
Absolutely fantastic!! EVERYONE wants the recipe.
Outstanding! I added berries along with the peaches and it was great.
the best ever! followed to the letter, except I used 2 16 oz cans o peaches, minus juice. I used store brand of condensed milk and I thought it was a tad thin, thus making the pudding a little runny. Next time I will use a national brand of condensed milk and add some pecans. The sauce was indeed out of this world good. This tasted every bit as good as the bread pudding at Babins, a popular restaurant in Houston area.
I made this and my family didn't even speak it was so good. They ate every bite. I made my own sauce. It tasted exaclty like Famous Dave's sauce for their bread pudding!! From now on I am making my own. So very good!!
Used this recipe for the sauce, be sure to use real butter as it didn't turn out right with margarine.
Our first time to make and eat bread pudding. Pretty good on it's own, but the caramel sauce made it SUPER tasty!! Pretty sure we will be making this recipe again the next time we get fresh peaches.
I used extra cup of peaches and could not taste peach. The sauce was very good.
I really liked the bread pudding. However, I did not like the caramel sauce with it. I found the sauce overly sweet, and unnecessary. I served it warm with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. When the ice cream melted a little, it almost made a creme anglaise, which is very traditional for bread pudding. Also, I would note that fresh peaches did not look good at the store so I used 2- 15 ounce cans of peaches, drained, and it worked just fine.
I also loved this recipe. I the caramel sauce is great, but a little goes a long way in my opinion! I agree can't wait to try with other fruits!
I have made this recipe several times now, and it has always been a huge hit. We served for Thanksgiving, and every body raved over it, especially the sauce. One of the more seasoned grandmother cooks there called it "sinful!" I usually have to use an extra cup of bread pieces to soak up most the liquid (and it helps tremendously to use day old bread since it soaks up better). I also doubled the amount of rum because I couldn't taste it with the recipe amount, maybe because I was using light rum. But a big thanks to the author, this recipe will be in our holiday repertoire always!
Just a heads up: I haven't made the bread pudding yet, but I did make the caramel "sauce" to top a cheesecake. It was absolutely delicious. However, I used vanilla, according to the cook's suggestion, as I didn't have any rum on hand and I'm hoping this substitution is why the caramel "sauce" hardened. It ended up more like Mack's toffee than any caramel sauce I've ever had. I would not recommend using vanilla instead of rum because the "sauce" cools and hardens quickly- and I can't imagine the bread pudding would be hot enough to keep it soft for long.
This Bread Pudding is FABULOUS! I just took it out of the oven and everyone is raving about it!!! So easy and so delish...I will be making this again and again :)
Fantastic recipe! Wouldn't change a thing - thanks jowolf2
This was fantastic - made exactly to the recipe. But there is no way it makes 10 servings... it's so good, it made maybe 6..... It is easy and delicious.
this has got to be one of the best bread puddings i have ever had. the sauce was perfect and this is wonderful served with a scoop of vanilla icecream. this will be made agian and again.
needs more than 2 peaches
Tasted very good. 9x13 pan was to big. I expected it to be thicker. Next time i will use smaller pan.
Excellent caramel sauce!!! Absolutely delicious, will definately use again and again! Thank you.
This was very well received by all at a small family dinner. The only change I made was to use my canned peaches because the peaches on my tree aren't ripe yet. Very enjoyable.
I made this with the following changes: used canned peaches (could not find decent fresh peaches and frozen were outlandishly expensive) then measured out a healthy 2 cups once slightly mashed up and drained). Reduced bake time to 35 minutes - custard was set in this amount of time. All other instructions were followed exactly. Excellent dessert, not overly sweet. Served with whipped cream drizzled with caramel sauce. Using a nice crusty bread results in a slightly chewy/crispy texture. In the future I might try adding brandy or dark rum to the dessert and to the caramel sauce.
I don't like typical bread pudding with raisins, so this was a great treat. Five stars as written. I don't bake, either, and this was basically fool proof.
Followed the recipe exactly and came out wonderful!
Very easy to make. Great taste. My daughter couldn't get enough! The caramel sauce is a must. I didnt have any regular rum in the house, so I just omitted it and it was great. Thanks for such an easy recipe!
YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!! Made it for a small dinner party. They almost licked the bowls clean. The sauce was to die for. I did change it up a bit, milk instead of water, 1 egg more, 1 cup more of bread with crust on. Couldn't find fresh peaches, so I bought a frozen bag of peaches. This is now my WOW dessert !!!
Elegant, rich and wonderful!!
I don't like bread pudding but my 5 stars are for the caramel sauce alone! Amazing! Seriously, the very best caramel sauce I have ever had, and I LOVE caramel. I made it to pour over a pan of Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies (from this site) and then I'm going to sprinkle a little sea salt over the top for salted caramel brownies.
Very good! I sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar warm out of the oven. Also, didn't have cinnamon on hand so used pumpkin pie spice. Awesome!
I LOVE this recipe! It is so easy, but tastes like you spent all day baking. I would definitely recommend this recipe to fans of bread pudding. Not your typical bread pudding, but it is so much better.
This was so good!!!!! I will be making this very often. I added 3/4 cup chopped pecans. I didn't have rum on hand so I used Jack Daniels whiskey instead. This was awesome!!!!!
YUM!!!! We topped each serving with a little vanilla ice cream. This is WONDERFUL!!! Tonight I'm going to make it again and toss in a few fresh Georgia blackberries after mashing the peaches...