TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 9 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 581 calories, 39g fat (23g saturated fat), 273mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture turns a golden amber color. Stir in butter until melted. Gradually stir in cream. Serve with bread pudding. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Biltmore's Bread Pudding in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p50

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 247176
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"I LOVE bread pudding! So, this recipe is delicious and will be used a lot in our home. I do use whatever kind of bread I have stored in the freezer."

gknightowl User ID: 8480529 242402
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"Excellent recipe! Made this with Tsoureki bread (Greek easter bread....also common as a new years tradition) and it was a big hit!"

NewNerdMom User ID: 5066757 240712
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Made this with challah. I only had 2 cups of milk, so just used 2 cups milk and 2 cups cream. Still was fantastic. Unfortunately, didn't have enough cream to make the caramel sauce. Hubby LOVES bread pudding. Declared this the best he's had in ages!"

Stephgwen User ID: 7940756 233261
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Made it several times. Everyone who tasted it lived every bite. I use Challah and follow the recipe. While it's still warm I pour on the caramel sauce

Heavenly. Eating"

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 219760
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Use any bread you desire - you cannot go wrong!! A keeper for sure!"

Buttersugarflour User ID: 7637172 100802
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"I used cinnamon swirl bread"

christyhulin60 User ID: 3338168 168849
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I've made this recipe for years. My family and I just love it. I've tried other bread pudding recipes before, but my husband told me not to change a thing after he ate this one. Yuuuumy!!!"

smithj_2008 User ID: 6662804 135250
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"This is yummy! My husband and all of my kids loved it. The only thing I changed was I used homemade raisin bread."

kokopelli11 User ID: 6562893 157949
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"I'm confused about this recipe. The picture on this page for the Biltmore Pudding is the same picture for the Apple Cranberry Pudding. Makes me wonder."

aspiringyoungcritique User ID: 4806513 170049
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"For my parents anniversary last year I made a huge meal and my mom just loves bread pudding but hasn't been able to find a good one in years, when she tried this she raved that it was the best she had ever had and she's a pretty difficult person to please in the food department. There was a lot of leftovers but luckily this keeps really well when refrigerated and still tasted amazing warmed up or even cold :)"

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