White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
16 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 loaf Brioche, Challah, or other sweet bread
  • 4 ounces butter, melted
  • 16 ounces white chocolate, chunked
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 8 large eggs
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cut the brioche loaf into 1 inch dice. Place in a 2 quart baking dish. Drizzle with melted butter. Toss chunked white chocolate with bread cubes.

Combine milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla bean and bring to a boil over medium heat until sugar is disolved. Whisk eggs until smooth. Add hot milk mixture to eggs slowly, stirring contsantly. Do not wisk or custard will have a great deal of foam on the surface. Skim foam from custard. Strain custard over bread and chocolate. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow custard to soak into bread.

Place baking dish in another larger pan. Pour hot water into larger dish to reach 1 inch up side of dish. Bake the bread pudding for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until custard is set and brioche is golden.


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Made this today for a friend for her birthday. Use the Challah bread, organic, and like others suggested, used  white chocolate Ghirardeli morsels, weighed out 16 ounces. My vanilla beans were dried up and I was afraid to use them so I used two teaspoons of vanilla extract. I also couldn't get it all in my dish which I think was not quite 2 quarts, so I made a little bitty one for myself. My friend thought it was delicious, and I misread the recipe and cooked it at 350 by mistake, then went back and read someone cranked up the heat because it wasn't browning.  I cooked it at that temp for 45 minutes and it was perfect for my oven. I gave her a box of fresh raspberries to top it with to cut the richness. I criticized another for changing the recipe up, but I don't think these changes made a difference.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. The only differences in my experience were that I had to use a 9x13 baking dish and then after baking for an hour without browning, I increased the temperature to 350 for an additional 10-15 minutes to brown/crisp the top. My wife and mother-in-law both said this is definitely a repeat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only the second time I made bread pudding and it was excellent. Made it for our Superbowl party and everyone loved it. Not overly sweet. I used 2 large loaves of French bread to soak up the liquids but it was not dry. Still experimenting with a compatible sauce for those with an extra sweet tooth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wanted to make a bread pudding for work and this one was delicious! I even signed up for this website so I could review it as there werent many reviews! - 2 ounces of butter instead of 4 - 1/3 cup of sugar instead of 2/3 - 10 ounces of white chocolate chips and 3 ounces of dark chocolate - Non-fat milk The only reason I took off a star for this recipe is there was way too much custard left over to fit in the 2 quart pan. Maybe my Challah loaf was bigger than usual however next time I will use less for the custard to not waste ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not big on bread pudding but this one is awesome. Family loved it and not at all difficult to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this twice over the holidays and served it with a creamy vanilla sauce. Everyone loved it and came back for seconds. I used white chocolate morsels ands served the pudding slightly warmed. It was an old fashioned comfort food and made dessert very special. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious recipe. The first time I made it was for an office Thanksgiving buffet. There wasn't enough left to even scrape out the pan! Everyone asked for the recipe. Then I made it for our family Thanksgivings (yup, two! and it was a real hit. I would say, though, that you do not have to buy the expensive vanilla bean, just use good quality vanilla. Also, if you are going to use white chocolate chips instead of chunked chocolate I would use Ghirardeli. Anything else is waxy and it looks like the dish is swimming in fat. Yuck! I also cut the amount of butter in half. You really don't need that much. It's very rich and delicious and I'll make it again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is by far the most delicious bread pudding that I have ever made! I chose to use Challah bread. The only change I made was subbing 1 1/2 tablespoos of double-strength vanilla extract. I also had the bread soak in the custard for a little over 20 minutes before baking. I made this for our family's Thanksgiving this year. It was a huge hit! We served it warm with vanilla bean ice cream. If you are searching for a tried and true recipe for bread pudding, look no further you have just found your go to recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was good enough to make me register for this site and post a review! this bread pudding was excellent... i took it to my boyfriend's dad's cookout and i had multiple people raving about it and asking for the recipe!! it's so rich you can't eat too much of it at once, but everyone was asking for the leftovers. it's very easy to make (i did use hawaiian sweet bread and a little over 1 tsp vanilla extract instead of the vanilla bean as some other reviews had suggested, and not expensive, so i'd definitely recommend this for anyone to try. i definitely plan to make it again : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this bread pudding for about 4-5 years now and I get requests all of the time to make it. The changes I make is: french bread, vanilla extract, and 2 packs of white chocolate chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome pudding. The only thing was that it was super rich. So I cut down the chocolate in half. Also, I used low-fat milk. Since I didnt have a vanilla bean (and theyre quite expensive) I used 1 tsp of vanilla extract. I prefer the Challah bread. The one with raisins give it a nice touch too if you like raisins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
unforgettable sweet and buttery scrumptiousness item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! It is easy to make. My family looks forward to it every year around the holidays! I use Valrohna white chocolate because it is smooth and not waxy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very disappointing. Its loaded with fat and yet, very little flavor. I rated it a 3 because its not terrible, but its nothing I will ever make again. If you're looking for a good bread pudding recipe, my advice is to keep looking. Sorry to the recipe author, this is just my honest opinion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last Christmas and everyone could not get enough...Outstanding item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe! I baked it in two loaf pans. I used sweet Hawaiian bread. It worked well I had a little too much liquid. We ate one the first night and the other two nights later. My family thought the second was even better because the flavors had blended more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
excellent bread pudding. everyone who has tried it says the same thing "best bread pudding they have ever had!" extremely rich, get ready to take a nap afterwards. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was easier than i thought and everyone i make this for loves it. i have never liked bread pudding, but this one i love. it is not too sweet but very rich in flavor. also you can mix different chocolates, my husband loves dark chocolate and i like white, so i mix them. if you don't like overly sweet desserts than try this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The drizzled butter made the whole thing super greasy. The custard was not nearly sweet/flavorful enough. The chocolate didn't melt -- only burned. Turned out really bad. Will not make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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My husband and I had tried a version of white chocolate bread pudding at a restaurant. It was good, but I was sure the food network would have a fantastic one. I was right! Sara Moulton's version is perfect. It has become my husband's favorite and requested at almost every holiday family function. Thanks and keep up the great work! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic! Will definitely make again and again. I served it with homemade raspberry sauce, but this recipe is great all on it's own. My husband and company loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am an accomplished baker (if I do say so myself!)but this is the first time that I have attempted bread pudding. I loved the taste, texture and flavor of the pudding. The only suggestion I would have is to cook it a little longer than an hour because it makes a LOT of sauce in the pan. Also, don't use a dish that is too deep because it will take longer to set in the oven. Overall, I will definitely add this to my repetoire!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy to do. my whole (extended) family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This in a wonderful recipe...EVERYBODY always asks me to make this one...potlucks at work, dinner with family, they all want it item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the last 2 months I've already made this delicious bread pudding 5 times. It has become such a favorite amongst my friends, that I was asked by my girlfiend to make this as a birthday present for her husband! You will be a success with this delicious bread pudding. My suggestions...use the "crust" pieces of the Challah on the bottom of your dish and be sure you purchase a big enough loaf (this recipe creats alot of sauce). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and really good. Now I won't have to go crazy on the bread pudding when I am New Orleans because this one hits the spot. Sincerely, Lucy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not nearly as good a cook as my wife, but I was able to make this recipe and it turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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