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Breakfast Bread Pudding

I assemble this dish the day before our grandchildren visit, giving me more time for fun with them! —Alma Andrews, Live Oak, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 12 slices white bread
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Remove and discard crusts from bread; cut bread into cubes. Toss lightly with cream cheese cubes; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, syrup and salt; mix well. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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  • Norma
    Aug 21, 2019

    Hmmn, wonder how it would be if mascarpone cheese were used instead of cream cheese?

  • Twokayakers
    Jun 3, 2012

    We did not like this, too much cream cheese

  • betty aultman
    Apr 18, 2012

    I have made this many times and it is wonderful. I use half and half instead of milk. I also use the crust but I find Pepperidge Farm White bread works well. I think the reason the other person was saying that it tastes blah is because it did not mention to serve with syrup poured over top like a pancake. Yah, it definitely would be blah if you did not use syrup.

  • peacharmadillo
    Feb 11, 2012

    Not too sweet. Complementary to just about everything I serve with it.

  • pooperpea
    Jan 19, 2012

    Made it for New Years and everyone loved it!

  • trixiejo302
    Oct 29, 2011

    This recipe looks really good and I made it as written but it turned out very heavy and quite flavorless. It tasted a lot like an unseasoned quiche. We threw most of it out. Sorry :(

  • tanyadeyo
    May 8, 2011

    I made this with some leftover pumpkin spice cream cheese and added a sprinkling of cinnamon. I also used some raisin bread instead plain white. It turned out great!

  • 00STephanie
    Jan 30, 2011

    No comment left

  • Bestwest
    Dec 18, 2010

    This is a fabulous recipe. I have made it exactly as the recipe indicates and I have made it with two tablespoons OJ concentrate. Either way; great.

  • Thee_Artimis
    Jan 23, 2009

    This is a great basic recipe. I like it best without the maple syrup and substituing 1 cup orange juice for one of the milk. I get it ready the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning. I also dry up the bread in the oven and leave the crust on. It is best to place it in the center of the oven.