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Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding Recipe

Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread pudding fans just might hoard this yummy butterscotch version. Toppings like whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle make this dessert absolutely irresistible. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 9 cups cubed day-old white bread (about 8 slices)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and butterscotch ice cream topping


  • 1. Place bread, pecans and butterscotch chips in a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Pour over bread mixture; stir gently to combine.
  • 2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream and butterscotch topping. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without whipped cream and butterscotch topping): 502 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 154mg cholesterol, 384mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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SCreeker User ID: 7702478 222190
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"What a fabulous dessert! I put everything in the crock pot, cooked it 3 hours. I didn't need it for another 45 minutes, so I just unplugged the crock pot and left it. It was still warm. I heated caramel topping and added it to the top. Every time I have made it, people just rave."

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 221076
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"This bread pudding was o.k. but at 3 hours - when the knife was "clean" - the outside was burnt. I have other recipes for bread pudding that are better."

auntym50158 User ID: 4958159 184289
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"I made this for Thanksgiving and got rave reviews! Everyone loved it."

ShellyCooks User ID: 6710892 213475
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"I'm lactose intolerant so I made this pudding with almond milk. I don't have a problem with butter so I used it and the pudding was delicious! Someone asked if this could be baked. I'm sure that would work --- bake at 350 degrees F. I like the idea

of using fresh apples. Has anyone ever tried whiskey sauce to serve with the pudding? I have! Yummy!!!"

morocha User ID: 6818910 152918
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"I had a Nesco and I was curious if I could use it as a slow cooker and this was the Nesco advice: "You can use a slow cooker recipe and set the temperature at 200 degrees. The unit will cook the product in approximately half the time stated at high setting of the slow cooker recipe". Maybe this will help. I now have a slow cooker and everybody loved the Butterscotch-Pecan bread Pudding."

mistywind User ID: 4515253 198112
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"thank you for a great recipe! Love it!"

Thumper1984 User ID: 7375196 184287
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"You said it Water4Chocolate!!!"

Water4Chocolate User ID: 7962831 195997
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"TO: mykidzmom23--Back off already--not everyone is perfect like you think you are! RE Recipe: Has anyone tried this with regular, lowfat, or evaporated milk to reduce the high fat calorie count?"

MYKIDZMOM23 User ID: 7383063 198111
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"Directions are very clear jntnewsom and laceyst. Why are you even asking about an oven??"

jntnewsom User ID: 4334289 125833
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"Is it baked 3 hours in the oven or is this for a slow cooker?"

laceyest User ID: 3475325 198717
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"I need a couple of clarifications. 8 slices of bread makes 9 cups of cubed bread? What temperature exactly is low heat for an oven?"

Tadamssantacruz User ID: 3008662 123431
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"This was delicious! My family and I are bread Pudding followers! I used a handful of butterscotch chips and a small handful of semi sweet chocolate chips - turned out wonderful!"

sav0808 User ID: 4530296 198714
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"This was delicious, not too sweet. I didn't use the butterscotch chips, instead I used butterscotch sauce on the top when served."

KristiJo User ID: 887218 200393
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"We just made this tonight and we used gluten free bread. It wasn't mushy but really flavorful, not overly sweet but sweet enough and a nice way to a cold evening. We also thought about chopping apples next time we make it."

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