I love all things strawberry so when I was asked to make bread pudding I decided to try adding strawberries. The results were heavenly. I have never liked bread pudding... until now that is. I will definitely be adding this to my list of favorites.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8 inch square pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter the bottom and sides of an 8 inch square baking dish with the melted butter.

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  • Toss bread with the chopped strawberries, and place into the prepared pan. Beat the eggs, milk, cream, strawberry preserves, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl until frothy. Pour over the bread and lightly press down with a spatula until the bread has absorbed the milk mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 28.1g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 63.5mg; sodium 160.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2006
My family loves strawberries but the thought of putting them in the oven did not appeal to me. The aroma while baking was pleasant. It was excellent. My son enjoyed it so much he had to take it to go so he wouldn't miss out on his share. Topping with a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream added to this heavenly delight. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
Okay not great. Read More
(3)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2006
My family loves strawberries but the thought of putting them in the oven did not appeal to me. The aroma while baking was pleasant. It was excellent. My son enjoyed it so much he had to take it to go so he wouldn't miss out on his share. Topping with a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream added to this heavenly delight. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
WOW!! This a great dish using day old bakery french bread cubes!!! I halved the recipe and used a regular sized loaf pan. I let the bread sit with the berries about 20 minutes before combining with other ingredients. As per another reviewer's suggestion I added some ground cinnamon and a dash of ground cloves. I think this really gave added flavor to this dish. Sooo goood!!!! After baking I had no soggy spots are crusty edges. I've never like bread pudding before because of the raisins and the eggy taste. But this recipe is very tasty! I will be making this again since it is strawberry season now. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2006
Fixed this for Mother's day well what can I say it was a hit... in addition I took fresh strawberries sliced with sugar and we put this on top... nothing left to bring home!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
This recipe will be one of my standards from now on! Fantastic! I did change a couple of things. To make sure it is not soupy make sure the bread is very dry. I put it in the oven for 10 minutes. I also add 4 eggs instead of 3. I make it in a larger pan 9 x 12 and add more bread and strawberries and I add fresh blueberries. I don't increase the milk and cream except I use 1 cup cream. I think the cream is important for richness. I decrease sugar to 1/2 c. Comes out perfect and can be reheated just before serving if done earlier. I also keep it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before baking. I did it in the morning and left it 6 hours in the refrigerator and it was great. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2008
Really good I didnt have any cream so I used all milk....Yummo Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2007
This recipe was beautiful. It is sweeter than standard bread pudding and I only used 2/3 cup of sugar. I also substituted strawberry yogurt for the cream. My entire family loved this pudding and it was pretty much gone in 24 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
This had great flavor! I used half of a loaf of leftover french bread. I also had to bake it for an additional 15-20 minute and it was still a little mushy. But overall we really liked it especially served with vanilla ice cream! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
This is a family favorite in our home. I usually double the recipe using: 4 Tbsps of butter a 1 lb. loaf of brad 2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries 2 cups milk 1 cup fat free Half & Half 1/2 cup low sugar strawberry jam or fruit spread 1 cup Splenda and 1 Tbsp vanilla baked in a 9x13" baking dish. I've also substituted 1/2 cup mashed banana for the strawberry fruit spread for s delicious Strawberry Banana Bread Pudding. If you like strawberries you'll love this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2007
i just threw in plussed up ingredients into a bigger pan estimating the amounts. this turned out excellent. the key was adding fresh strawberries and melted chocolate chips to the top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
Okay not great. Read More
(3)
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