Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 35 min.


9 servings

Updated: Nov. 11, 2022
Nothing says the holidays to me more than the warming spices of chai. This bread pudding incorporates those flavors to make a dessert that everyone raves about. —Jessie Apfe, Berkeley, California
Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons rum, optional
  • 6 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick), cubed
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk together first 9 ingredients and, if desired, rum. Gently stir in bread; let stand 15 minutes or until bread is softened.
  2. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until puffed, golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 180 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.