Bread Pudding Recipe: A Cozy Thanksgiving Treat 🦃🍂

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Bread Pudding Recipe: A Cozy Thanksgiving Treat 🦃🍂

Henry Hunter
Transform your stale bread into a comforting dessert with this easy-to-follow bread pudding recipe. It’s a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu, using simple ingredients to create a warm, inviting treat that’s ideal for the holiday season.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 335 kcal


  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • Stale Bread: 6 cups cubed
  • Milk: 4 cups
  • Eggs: 3 large
  • Granulated Sugar: ¾ cup
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon: 1 tsp
  • Salt: a pinch
  • Raisins or Dried Cranberries optional: ½ cup
  • Butter for greasing


  • Prepare the Oven: Preheat to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  • Bread Layer: Cube bread and place in the dish. Add raisins/cranberries if using.
  • Make Custard: Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over bread.
  • Soaking Time: Let bread soak for 10-15 minutes.
  • Bake: Bake for 45 minutes until golden and set.
  • Cool and Serve: Cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Conclusion:
  • This bread pudding is not only a fantastic way to repurpose stale bread but also brings a touch of warmth to your Thanksgiving celebration. It’s simple, satisfying, and a sure hit with family and friends.


Bread Type: Drier breads like French, sourdough, or brioche are ideal.
Customizations: Add nuts, chocolate chips, or bourbon for variation.
Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Keyword Thanksgiving Bread Pudding, Easy Bread Pudding, Holiday Dessert Tags: #ThanksgivingDessert, #BreadPudding, #HolidayBaking, #LeftoverBreadRecipe

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