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Biltmore's Bread Pudding Recipe

Biltmore's Bread Pudding Recipe

—Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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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 :)"

nancy03743 User ID: 3419951 109495
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"The best recipe for bread Pudding I have ever made. Threw out all my other recipes."

PammyRae User ID: 5396529 171287
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"This is an awesome recipe and very easy to make. I did have to bake mine about 6 minutes longer. Least of my worries! Try it, it is great."

baknfool User ID: 577380 135249
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Most excellent I've made or had. I've added nuts dates and even dried cranberrries! It's always a hit and I never have any left over! YUM!!!"

simon0714 User ID: 276927 156114
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This bread pudding is great ,I would not change it for the world."

lightedway User ID: 4228023 82488
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Scrumptious. Love the sauce. My mother is a huge fan of bread pudding. I don't dare tell her how good this one is until I show up with it on her doorstep! Thanks TOH"

dreamgirlut User ID: 2062217 82487
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"This is my husband's favorite recipe. It is yummy made with eggnog and berries!!!"

lorilovesbill User ID: 3727029 170246
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"Blue Ribbon all the gooooood!!"

EHayden User ID: 3671299 170048
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"It was very easy to make and the taste is out-of-this-world! The only thing i did differently was I put the bread mixture to soak in the fridge for a few hours before cooking."

nancy03743 User ID: 3419951 82486
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"I made this and cut the recipe in half and put in an 8 x 8 glass baking dish. It is the best tasting bread pudding ever. I'm tossing my other bread pudding recipes."

LeilaDK User ID: 1657208 135248
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"I have made this for several groups, young and old. Compliments from everyone."

PackerGrandma User ID: 229101 173228
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"This the best bread pudding rich but yummy.

Greenbay grandma"

faithduke User ID: 1148826 168844
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"I have made several bread Puddings but the Biltmore bread Pudding is, by far, the best I've ever tasted.

Faith - Palmetto, FL."

debbiesuer User ID: 358002 98818
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2008

"This is the best bread pudding recipe I have ever tasted and made. Try it,you will love it!"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 82485
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2008

"wildcatervin, get MasterCook 9 (around $20 at Best Buy) and load it onto your computer. Copy the recipe as printed above into MasterCook, then hit the "scale recipe" button."

wildcatervin User ID: 169051 154675
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2008

"Need a way to reduce the size of this recipe.To large for a couble of people,could do it myself but mant sites have a way to reduce the servings.Thanks"

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