Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce


This is a wonderful family recipe I often make at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A white square casserole dish of Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
16 servings


  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf soft French bread, torn into small pieces

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup raisins, or more to taste (Optional)

  • ½ pound unsalted butter

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with 1/4 cup melted butter.

  2. Pour half and half and milk over bread in a large mixing bowl; let soak for 10 minutes before gently stirring. Stir eggs into the bread mixture until incorporated. Add sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and raisins respectively, stirring each addition into the mixture before adding the next. Spoon bread mixture into prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until bread mixture is firm and pudding-like, about 50 minutes.

  4. Stir 1/2 pound unsalted butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar together in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stir pecans into the cream mixture, and simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes; pour over bread pudding to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

540 Calories
28g Fat
68g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 540
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* 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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