French Quarter Bread Pudding


Very yummy addition to any brunch buffet. This is an old family heirloom from my French auntie. Serve with a lemon or bourbon sauce. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup half-and-half cream

  • 1 ¼ cups milk

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup golden raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Cut bread into 1 inch thick slices. Arrange bread slices and pecans on a baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter; toast lightly.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, cream, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and vanilla. Put bread and pecans in a lightly greased 7x11 in casserole dish. Pour egg mixture over bread. Make sure that bread slices are saturated with liquid.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
24g Fat
64g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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