White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
40 min
1 hr

16 servings


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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    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!
    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.
    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.
    I'm not big on bread pudding but this one is awesome. Family loved it and not at all difficult to make.
    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.
    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.
    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!!
    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 :
    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.
    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.
    unforgettable sweet and buttery scrumptiousness
    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.
    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.
    I made this last Christmas and everyone could not get enough...Outstanding
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    I am not nearly as good a cook as my wife, but I was able to make this recipe and it turned out great.
    the best
    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!
    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!
    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!!!
    easy to do. my whole (extended) family loved it.
    This in a wonderful recipe...EVERYBODY always asks me to make this one...potlucks at work, dinner with family, they all want it
    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).
    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
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