Sunday, November 7, 2010

French Quarter Bread Pudding

This is one of my favorite desserts.  Whenever I have some leftover French Bread this is definitely on my mind.  I used to live in New Orleans and the French Quarter Bread Pudding recipe is one of the truest recipes when compared to what you get in the Quarter.

Just looking at it makes my mouth water...


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cut bread into 1 inch thick slices. Arrange bread slices and pecans on a baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter; toast lightly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, cream, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and vanilla. Put bread and pecans in a lightly greased 7x11 in casserole dish. Pour egg mixture over bread. Make sure that bread slices are saturated with liquid.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.
OH, and don't forget the sauce to go on top!  Some like bourbon sauce, but I like Praline!


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Dash salt


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add sugar; stir to dissolve. Add corn syrup. Bring to boil; cook 15-20 seconds. Remove from the heat; add remaining ingredients. Cut pudding into squares and serve with sauce.


  1. Oh crap dude, that looks amazing. 1 step to it too!

  2. you know what? im gonna cook this too

  3. Oh man it's been too long since I've had bread pudding. May have to try this out

  4. the fuk, this look delicious man!

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    Great looking recipe as usual!

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  7. Think I'll give this a try. I'm a lousy cook but this recipe looks easy enough to follow.

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  9. that looks amazing...def have to try that recipe

  10. You're the third cooking blog I look up tonight and this might be the only meal I could make myself without even worrying of the result! Thanks for the recipe, looks good.