Rhubarb Coconut Bread Pudding Recipe

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Rhubarb is a wonderful summer fruit which adds a lot of flavor to whatever you put it in. This pudding will be a hit!—Bonnie Alstatt, Elberfeld, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups soft bread cubes, lightly toasted (about 5 slices)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 346 calories, 11g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from the heat; add butter and rhubarb. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid. Blend liquid with egg and vanilla. Combine bred cubes, rhubarb mixture, egg mixture and 3/4 cup coconut. Place in a greased 1-qt. casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining coconut. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until set. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Rhubarb Coconut Bread Pudding in Country Woman March/April 1993, p35

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