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Biltmore’s Bread Pudding

—Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 581 calories, 39g fat (23g saturated fat), 273mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Gailleeh
    Mar 23, 2019

    This is really a wonderful bread pudding, I did however have a problem with the caramel sauce, I am not sure why but it just did not turn out.I am a seasoned cook and followed the recipe it was very thin the cream seemed to curdle a bit and the flavor just was strange. However the pudding itself is so good it does not need it, so I put a dollop of whip cream on top and had it for breakfast and lunch :-)

  • rena 55
    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
    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
    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
    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 sauceHeavenly. Eating

  • lolohiser
    Feb 4, 2015

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

  • Buttersugarflour
    Jan 27, 2014

    I used cinnamon swirl bread

  • christyhulin60
    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
    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
    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.