Outstanding Rhubarb Bread Pudding


I don't like rhubarb. But oh, how I have tried to like it. I have a patch of it growing in my yard and I wanted to find a way to use it. I've tried it in cakes, pies, cobblers, crisps, etc. This recipe was rhubarb's last stand. If I didn't like this I was giving up on rhubarb for good. And oh, boy! It is amazing. I can't wait for my rhubarb patch to ripen up this spring so I can make it again.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 8 slices bread, crusts removed, bread lightly toasted and cubed

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread toasted bread into the bottom the baking dish.

  2. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until bubbles form around the sides. Remove from heat, add butter, and stir until butter melts. Pour milk mixture over the bread into the prepared baking dish. Stir until all bread is touching milk mixture; let stand 15 minutes.

  3. Stir rhubarb, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl; pour rhubarb mixture into bread mixture and stir. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top of the rhubarb mixture.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
10g Fat
68g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* 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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