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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is a decadent and delicious dessert. It is a traditional Southern dish that combines the flavor of gooey pecan pie with the comfort of comforting bread pudding. The sweet, dense, and chewy texture of this classic dish comes from using both buttery brioche and nutty pecans.

The richness of the brioche and the earthiness of the pecans creates an indulgent balance in each delicious bite. Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is an easy-to-make recipe that is sure to please everyone at your next dinner party or family gathering. The addition of warm and fragrant spices, like ground cinnamon and nutmeg, heightens the flavor experience even further.

To make it even more special, you can top it off with homemade caramel sauce or whipped cream for an extra scrumptious treat. This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is wonderful for a weekend brunch, a special occasion such as mother’s day, or a birthday in the house or while camping.

We decided to make this one while we were glamping a few weeks ago to take off the morning chill from the camper. What I didn’t realize was how amazing the camper was going to smell while it baked!
serving of pecan pie bread pudding

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

You’ll Need:
1 (16 oz) loaf of day-old brioche or french bread
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup half & half
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup pecans, chopped

Optional, but recommended: 3/4 tsp cinnamon & 1/8 tsp nutmeg

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cube the bread, place the pieces into in a large bowl.
  3. brioche bread cubes

  4. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, half & half, sugar, salt, and vanilla. If using cinnamon and nutmeg, add them into the sugar just prior to mixing with liquids.
  5. beat eggs milk sugar vanilla together

  6. Pour the egg/milk mixture over the bread and allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. In another small bowl, combine with a fork, softened butter, brown sugar, and pecans.
  8. This mixture will have the consistency of wet sand.
  9. Pour half of the bread mixture into a greased 9″x9″ inch pan. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
  10. Top with half of the pecan mixture.
  11. Spoon remaining bread mixture over and top with remaining pecan mixture. Press down into pan slightly. Pan will be really full.
  12. Top with remaining pecan mixture.
  13. Place pan on a cookie sheet with a 1-inch edge to catch any mixture that may boil over.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees F 45 to 55 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly but will set when cool. Allow the dish to cool for 15 minutes before serving so that the slices will hold together.
  15. sweet homemade pecan pie bread pudding

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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is wonderful for a weekend brunch, a special occasion such as mother's day, or a birthday in the house or while camping.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Potluck
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 636 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz French bread ( loaf of day-old )
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 4 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cube the bread, place the pieces into in a large bowl.
    16 oz French bread
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, half & half, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
    2 ½ cups milk
    1 cup half & half
    4 eggs
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 Tablespoon vanilla
    ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Pour the egg/milk mixture over the bread and allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In another small bowl, combine with a fork, softened butter, brown sugar, and pecans.
    ½ cup butter
    1 ½ cups brown sugar
    1 cup pecans
  • This mixture will have the consistency of wet sand.
  • Pour half of the bread mixture into a greased 9″x9″ inch pan. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
  • Top with half of the pecan mixture.
  • Spoon remaining bread mixture over and top with remaining pecan mixture. Press down into pan slightly. Pan will be really full.
  • Top with remaining pecan mixture.
  • Place pan on a cookie sheet with a 1-inch edge to catch any mixture that may boil over.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F 45 to 55 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly but will set when cool. Allow the dish to cool for 15 minutes before serving so that the slices will hold together.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 636kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 12gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 497mgPotassium: 323mgFiber: 2gSugar: 65gVitamin A: 632IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 3mgNet Carbs: 88g
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